Who is 17-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard?

Snowboarder Red Gerard won U.S.’ first gold
medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics. But who is he? Well, first of all, he’s 17, making him the
youngest U.S. snowboarder to ever win an Olympic medal and the youngest person from any country
ever to take gold in snowboarding. He’s also one of the youngest members of Team
USA. Gerard was was born in Cleveland and started
snowboarding when he was 2. His family later moved to Colorado, and Gerard
stuck with the sport and scored a sponsorship with Burton at the age of 11. He’s the second-youngest child in a family
of nine and has four brothers and two sisters. Gerard’s next appearance at the Winter Olympics
is during the Big Air qualifiers on Feb. 20.

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