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High-flying snowboard crew poised to deliver Canada's 1st medal of Games

High-flying snowboard crew poised to deliver Canada's 1st medal of Games

Red Gerard won the United States' first gold medal at the PyeongChang Olympics in men's slopestyle snowboarding. And after a qualifying run that yielded this hilarious CBC commentary, McMorris reached the podium Sunday alongside countryman Max Parrot, who captured silver to give Canada its first two medals of the PyeongChang games.

McMorris, a bronze medalist when slopestyle made its Olympic debut in Sochi four years ago, put up an 85.20 during his second run but under-rotated during the last jump of his final landing.

However, it was Canada's Parrot who secured the highest scoring run of the second heat.

Gerard tried the sport as a toddler then took it up with a passion aged eight when his family moved closer to the snow.

Both Corning and Stassel will have the chance to respond to the disappointment in the big air competition later in the Olympics.

The start list is in reverse order of qualifying, so Parrot will go last in each of the three runs, with top score determining the victor. When the videoboard flashed 86.00, Gerard celebrated becoming the youngest American snowboarder to win Olympic gold.




"At this point, I am happy with my result, but the performance was a bit tough, probably because it was my first time on the Olympic ice", she told the media. "I wanted him to make it to finals, but we're all here just to have fun", Gerard's mom, Jen Gerard, said.

South Korea's Lim Hyojun (L), Netherlands' Sjinkie Knegt (C) and Russia's Semen Elistratov take part in the men's 1,500m short track speed skating A final event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 10, 2018.

Gerard, at 17 the youngest in the men's competition, landed a flawless backside triple cork 1440 on his final run. So he never really watched the Olympics.

"It's frustrating, it's disappointing and I can't really explain the Dutch sweep again", Blondin said.

Laura Dahlmeier of Germany, who startled the biathlon world by winning five of six gold medals at last year's world championships, has started one-for-one at the Olympics, winning the sprint event.Dahlmeier, 24, did not miss a shot, the only one of the top finishers to shoot clean. "I have the craziest clip recorded of us watching you, but there is no wifi and my data sucks here in Italy". I don't know, [Parrot] had a pretty good run, I was questioning it.