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    Snowboarder, 17, Wins First U.S. Pyeongchang Gold

    He’s recovered. Seventeen-year-old Coloradan Redmond “Red” Gerard broke 17 bones, collapsed a lung and ruptured his spleen shredding last year, so it was all the more phenomenal when he scored Olympic gold today in slopestyle snowboarding after falling during two of three runs. While “really excited” after winning with a backside triple cork 1440 trick (four rotations), the teenager questioned the judges, saying Canadian silver medalist Max Parrot “had a pretty good run.” The youngest competitor, Gerard began boarding as a toddler and could have another four Winter Games ahead of him.

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