Slopestyle snowboarding was introduced to the Olympics in 2014, and so far has always been won by Americans.
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. His first two attempts weren't quite up to standards, and Gerard and the other athletes were plagued by raging winds.
Regina's McMorris was clinging to first place before Gerard claimed the gold on his final run. However, Gerard still had to watch all the favorites after him. Fellow Canadian Mark McMorris took bronze.
Parrot's 86 points bumped his Canadian teammate McMorris to bronze, his second third-place Olympic finish. The first two runs were a little weird. Canada now leads the standings after the second night of competition. That sucked because it was just from one stupid mistake and I wish I could take that back every day of my life. The Russian looked weightless performing her routine, even raising her hands above her head on elements.
She will start her journey at the Winter Olympics tomorrow. She finished in fifth place in the women's short program and earned the US six points.
Gangneung: Evgenia Medvedeva set a new world record Sunday in the women's figure skating short programme with a brilliant skate that lifted the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation into second place in the team competition behind Canada.
Speaking of the windy condition which led to some skiing events being cancelled Sunday, he said:'It was tough.
But Sweden's Mans Hedberg took the scariest fall during the event.
American figure skaters have made it to the next round of the team event. He finished 18th overall.
The much-vaunted US hockey team hit the ice for the first time with a 3-1 win over Finland. North Korean women's hockey player Hwang Chung-gum and South Korean bobsleigh pilot Won Yun-jong both clutched the flag pole in a noteworthy display of unity. They will begin practice with their teams on Tuesday.
To make matters worse for NBC, despite the significant tape-delay, several bad words were clearly audible during Gerard's celebration, forcing NBC host Mike Tirico to apologize on air. Kramer broke his own Olympic record, finishing with a time of 6:09.76.