Women's snowboard slopestyle qualifying cancelled

PyeongChang general view slopestyle venue

Teenage snowboarding sensation Red Gerard nailed his last run to win the first gold for the United States at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday and declared: "I'm super-psyched!"

Gerard, a 17-year-old from Silverthorne, Colorado, drilled his third and final run on the chilly but sun-splashed course at Phoenix Snow Park.

Gerard said nothing as he waited for Parrot's score. He struggled to land tricks cleanly in his first two runs, and was sitting in a distant 11th place before his third and final run.

McMorris had an advantage knowing the score he needed to put up in his final run, but the 2014 bronze medalist under-rotated on a jump and crashed, ensuring he couldn't overtake Gerard.

Slopestyle snowboarder Red Gerard poses with fans after the first of his second qualifying run at the PyeongChang Olympics on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Gerard has done a great job at making some memories and setting records the first night of the Olympics.

NBC was showing Gerard's second of three runs when the US Olympic Committee congratulated him for winning the first gold of the Olympics for the US.

"I don't know, honestly", Gerard responded.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Kotsenburg also gave the USA its first gold medal of those games in snowboard slopestyle.

"I was doing something in my run the judges really didn't like so we are going to have to look back at my scores and figure out what was going on because, like I say they didn't like something in my room that I am not totally sure about", said the American teenager.

"I honestly can not tell you", Gerard said. "I'm happy I was able to do that and happy they got to join me on this experience". "I just kind of grew up watching Dew Tour and X Games".

Eleven months ago Mark McMorris was fighting for his life after breaking 17 bones and suffering a collapsed lung and ruptured spleen in a snowboarding accident. "I never really realized how big it is".

The OAR team was put together after a doping scandal cast doubts on whether Russian Federation would be allowed to compete at the Pyeongchang Games, with Medvedeva one of high-profile members of the party. Here is the full medal count, via the Olympics. Despite the tough conditions, multiple riders landed 1440s and all four riders from the stacked Norwegian and Canadian teams, including top qualifier Max Parrot, recent X Games champ Marcus Kleveland and seven-time X Games victor Mark McMorris, qualified into Sunday's final.

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