In his entry Olympics appearance Sunday, 17 -year-old American snowboarder Red Gerard grew the first U.S. athlete to assert a golden medallion at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics–and the youngest ever to take the top pillage in Olympic snowboarding.” I’m just mind-blown. I can’t believe everything used to work ,” Gerard said after his succes at Pheonix Snow Park. Putting on the top spot of the wins’ platform, he said, is “awesome.” The young snowboarder was in last-place place before his third and last run in men’s snowboard slopestyle, pulling off an disturbed succes to outstrip Canadians Max Parrot and Mark McMorris. His acquire was mainly credited to his innovative usage of the slopestyle route, as he dared to give boasts ignored by his opponents. Recounting his concert of ploys like a” switch backside 12″ and” front double 10 out of the side punch, into a backside double cork” to reporters, Gerard said,” Spins. They’re just spins. A whole bunch of invents .” Gerard, from Colorado, became the youngest American male to assert a golden at the Winter Olympics since 1928.