Gerard, who at 17 was the youngest competitor in the field, had been sitting in last place after his first two runs. The 17-year-old was the lone US rider in the mens slopestyle final earlier in the day, and he won the gold medal by snagging a score of 87.16 in his final run.
Sure, Westminster College in Utah is an official partner of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the national governing body for competitive skiing and snowboarding, but it's still kind of incredible how many of their students end up representing the United States in the Olympic Games. Red Gerard delivered in his final run to capture gold in the men's snowboard slopestyle. - Italian figure skater Carolina Kostner said four straight Winter Games are not enough to rid her of the child-like wonder of competing in the Olympic Winter Games.
Gerard later passed McMorris with 87.16 points in his final attempt. We will continue to update the official medal count throughout these 2018 Winter Olympics.
"I don't want to think too much about the past today, but I appreciate the fact I'm here on my snowboard", he said.
Simader will become only the second Kenyan to compete at the Winter Games after Philip Boit, a former middle distance runner who participated in cross-country skiing at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Games. I was a little bummed on my first two runs because I fell a couple of times.
Parrot's 86 points bumped his Canadian teammate McMorris to bronze, his second third-place Olympic finish.
"I don't know, silver (Parrot) had a pretty good run, I was questioning it".
McMorris won bronze four years ago at the Sochi Games when slopestyle made its Olympic debut. It took me an extra year to graduate high school and I didn't really see secondary education as an option. "It was like, 'Alright, well I'm having fun doing it, ' and I'm like, 'I get to do online school now and not go to actual school.' And it's like I'm sticking with it and I ain't got nothing else going".
Canadians Tyler Nicholson and Sebastien Toutant placed 7th and 11th respectively.
Sabrina Simader (right) with National Olympic Committee of Kenya President Paul Tergat in South Korea.
Now teenage snowboarder has left an indelible mark on the 2018 edition in South Korea. He has a chance at a second medal when he competes in big air on February 21.