PYEONGCHANG, South Korea( Reuters) – American Redmond Gerard claimed the United States’ first amber honour of the Pyeongchang Winter Recreation on Sunday with his succes in the snowboarding slopestyle competition.
Gerard scored a extend of 87. 16 to hold off Canadians Max Parrot and Mark McMorris, who finished second and third respectively.
The 17 -year-old Gerard, the youngest in the contender, property a perfect backside triple cork 1440 on his final range and despite Parrot landing the same manoeuvre on the final extend of the working day the evaluates privileged the American.
Gerard speculates taking a risk in the final lead was discrepancies between himself and Parrot. “I haven’t had experience for it to sink in yet, ” Gerard told reporters hours after the final result.