Slip, sliding into Winter Olympics history

Snowboarding gold-medalist Red Gerard has been an overnight sensation in the U.S

Teenager Red Gerard has won the United States' first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, edging Canadians Max Parrot and Mark McMorris in men's slopestyle snowboarding. The 17-year-old snowboarder gave Team USA its first medal in what was expected to be a Canadian sweep, edging Canada's Mark McMorris (85.20).

Gerard took first place in the men's slopestyle snowboarding event. "I competed to feel the magic of the Olympics", Medvedeva said.

Regina's McMorris was clinging to first place before Gerard claimed the gold on his final run. He broke his jaw and left arm, suffered a ruptured spleen, rib fractures, a stable pelvic fracture and a collapsed left lung.

Canada medals in slopestyle
McMorris previously also won bronze in Sochi, also in slopestyle, while competing with a broken rib . The pair finished behind Redmond Gerard of the USA who won gold with his best score of 87.16.

Dutchman Sven Kramer roared to a third straight Olympic title in the men's 5,000m speed skating, while Germany's Arnd Peiffer upstaged Martin Fourcade, France's most decorated winter Olympian with four medals, to grab a surprise win in the men's 10km sprint biathlon. I had a lot of fun and all I really want to do is just land runs'.

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 mean, that's all I really came here for - just to land a run", he said after qualifiers. His first two attempts weren't quite up to standards, and Gerard and the other athletes were plagued by raging winds. That sucked because it was just from one stupid mistake and I wish I could take that back every day of my life.

"I know what I can do better". Whenever I am sad I always go make myself smile again.

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Tyler Nicholson of North Bay, Ont., finished 7th while Sebastian Toutant of L'Assomption, Que., ended up 11th.

Earlier Sunday, strong winds forced the postponement of the showpiece men's downhill alpine skiing race, and a shallow 4.6 magnitude quake jolted parts of eastern South Korea.

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea are underway, and with the tremendous athleticism on display from the world's finest athletes and the political history being written around the locale, the Olympics are must-watch TV.

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Corning, Mack and Stassel get a chance at redemption at the Olympic debut of big air on Saturday, Feb. 24 (that would be Friday night back home in Colorado) at the Alpensia Jumping Center.

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