Red Gerard

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Redmond Gerard
Personal information
Nickname(s)Red, RedBoy
Born (2000-06-29) June 29, 2000 (age 18)[1]
Rocky River, Ohio[1]
ResidenceSilverthorne, Colorado[1]
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[1]
Weight116 lb (53 kg)[1]
Sport
Country United States
SportSnowboarding
Event(s)Slopestyle, Big air
ClubBurton Global Team

Redmond "Red" Gerard (born June 29, 2000) is an American snowboarder and a 2018 Winter Olympics gold medalist of the 2018 United States Olympic team.[1][2][3] Gerard was born and raised in Ohio, but currently lives in Silverthorne, Colorado where he has his own miniature snowboarding park in his backyard with a rope lift.[4]

Gerard competed in the slopestyle and big air events for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In slopestyle, Gerard won the gold medal for his performance. He became the first Winter Olympics medalist born in the 2000s. Gerard was also the first American gold medalist in the 2018 Winter Olympics, and the youngest American to medal in a snowboarding event at the Olympics.[5] The 2018 PyeongChang Olympic winter games is his first time competing in the Olympics. He previously placed 1st in slopestyle and 4th overall in the FIS World Cup Standings, and 4th in slopestyle at the 2015 FIS Junior World Championships.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Red Gerard". Team USA. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Redmond Gerard". FIS. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "8 Riders Who Represent the Future: Red Gerard". Transworld Snowboarding. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Colbert, Austin. "Silverthorne teen Red Gerard is Olympic-bound after Snowmass slopestyle win". The Aspen Times. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Buckingham, Lindsay. "Near-perfect run secures Olympic spot for Rocky River native Red Gerard". WJW. Retrieved January 15, 2018.

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