Year-old Redmond Gerard grabs first gold for U.S. in slopestyle final

Bronze medalist Mark Mc Morris of Canada left and silver medalist Max Parrot of Canada celebrate following the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang South Korea Sunday Feb. 11 2018

Redmond Gerard of the United States was adjudged to be the best in men's slopestyle on Saturday. He could have tried to execute a series of much more hard tricks, but elected to be a little bit more cautious and put together a run that gave him a score of 85.2 points. He was leading the pack until the third and final run, when Team USA's Red Gerard pulled off a shocking upset to win gold.

Bloemen's rival, Sven Kramer of the Netherlands won the event for his third straight gold, setting an Olympic record of 6:09.76 in the process. "But I made the most out of it and I got everything out of myself that I had".

Canada has won its first two Olympic medals at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. "It's definitely emotional to be here, and I'm just happy to be through to the finals", he said. Toutant and Parrot had yet to put together clean runs.

"It keeps me up every day and I have a really, really nice team".

McMorris, who could have another chapter in his story when he goes in the big air competition in Pyeongchang, added: "I've been really stuck in the contest scene for a while, or on a death bed, so I'm pretty stoked".

The event started nearly 40 minutes late because of a "technical maintenance" issue, however, the competitors did not seem concerned by the delay or the foggy conditions as they produced some stunning runs across the slope, featuring three rails at the start before three jumps. The Montreal freestyle skier had a chance to become the first woman to defend an Olympic moguls title, and she knew her fast and aggressive final run in Sunday's final would be tough to beat. Additionally, these medals give Canada six Olympic medals in snowboarding in the last three Games.

"I thought I did not miss a thing, and that was, for me, the only thing that I was proud of". On Sunday, he won Olympic bronze.

Norway was victorious against China in a tie-breaker which decided who would secure the last berth for semifinals.

"Canada is the big favourites, we're the underdogs, so we just have to focus on our game and try to play our best".

The Olympics continue all night long on CBC and Sportsnet. "I mean, might as well, we're here, it's the Olympics", he said.

The figure skating team event will conclude on Monday with the men's and women's free skating and the free dance.

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