HEADLINE 17 year-old wins first gold for the US at Pyeongchang Olympics

HEADLINE

17 year-old wins first gold for the US at Pyeongchang Olympics

By Chi Jingyi | People's Daily app

15:08, February 11, 2018

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Redmond Gerard in his final run at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Photo: Xinhua)

Seventeen-year-old teenager Redmond Gerard won the US' first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in men's snowboard slopestyle.

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Medal finishers pose after the awarding ceremony.

He scored 87.16 points against rival Max Parrot, who picked up a silver, with Mark McMorris taking third.

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Gerard holds a US flag after winning the gold medal.

"I was really happy when I saw I came in as first," said Gerard.

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Gerard holds the Pyeongchang Olympics mascot Soohorang and waves at the crowd.

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