Red Gerard

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Redmond Gerard
Personal information
Nickname(s)Red
Born (2000-06-29) June 29, 2000 (age 19)[1]
Rocky River, Ohio[1]
ResidenceSilverthorne, Colorado[1]
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[1]
Weight130 lb (59 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 tow.[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 was the youngest winter Olympian to win a gold since 1928. 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. Sport Illustrated predicted Gerard would win the gold medal in their Feb. 6, 2018 issue. In 2017 he placed 1st overall in Slopestyle in the FIS Snowboard World Cup Standings. In 2019, Gerard won the overall Toyota Grand Prix in Mammoth, CA. He placed 1st in the 2018 Aspen Toyota Grand Prix, 2nd in the 2018 Mammoth Toyota Grand Prix, and 1st in the 2017 Mammoth Toyota Grand Prix. He placed 4th in the 2017 Winter Dew Tour, 4th in 2017 Burton US Open, and 4th in Slopestyle at the 2015 FIS Junior World Championships.

Gerard won his 2nd major competition in 2019 at the Burton US Open in men's slopestyle.

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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