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Gerard claims 1st gold for US
    2018-February-12  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

AMERICAN Redmond Gerard claimed the United States’ first gold medal of the PyeongChang Winter Games yesterday with his victory in the snowboarding slopestyle competition.

Gerard scored a run 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 competition, landed a perfect backside triple cork 1440 on his final run and despite Parrot landing the same trick on the final run of the day the judges favored the American.

In a later news conference, Gerard said he was already looking forward and would be taking a break from competition after the Olympics to make snowboarding films.

On Saturday, Charlotte Kalla of Sweden claimed the first gold of the Winter Games while Marit Bjoergen of Norway became the most decorated female Winter Olympian at the Alpensia cross-country skiing center.

Kalla won the women’s skiathlon in a time of 40 minutes and 44.9 seconds in an event combining 7.5 km classic and 7.5 km freestyle skiing.

Bjoergen took the 11th Olympic medal by finishing second in 40:52.7.

On Friday night, the 23rd Winter Games opened amid a spectacular ceremony in South Korea’s PyeongChang.

China sent a 181-member delegation including 82 athletes, the biggest of its kind since the Vancouver Games.

In the highlight of the athletes parade, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea marched together under a unified Korean flag.

Dressed in long, white padded jackets, they followed the flag with a blue silhouette of the Korean Peninsula against a white background. The athletes also held and waved smaller unified flags aloft in their right hand, smiling in front of 35,000 spectators in the stadium.

With Russia banned from PyeongChang, 168 “clean” Russian athletes are allowed to compete in the Winter Olympics under a neutral flag as “Olympic Athletes from Russia.”(SD-Xinhua)

 

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