First 2018 Winter Olympics gold medal for USA

Red Gerard beat out 11 other competitors in the men's snowboarding slopestyle competition.

A year ago, this 17 year old from Colorado didn't even have his mind on the Olympics:

"I've never really found myself thinking about" the Olympics, Gerard said when asked about the games last year. "I feel like there's just always so much stuff going around that I want to pay attention to. And [the Olympics] are just far ahead, so whatever."

According to the Wall Street Journal, Gerard is now the youngest American man in the past 90 years to win gold at a Winter Olympics, following 16-year-old bobsledder Billy Fiske back in 1928.

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