US Win the First Gold Medal at the South Korean Olympics

A teenager has won America's first gold medal at the PyeongChang Olympics.

The 17-year-old Redmond Gerard of Silverthorne, Colorado, in his first Olympic Games, won the men's slope-style snowboarding race.

"My feelings are amazing, "he said after winning. "[I'm] very excited to be a champion and able to advance to the podium to receive a medal … I'm very happy."

In the last race on Sunday (2/2), Gerard won over Max Parrot of Canada, who won silver and Mark McMorris also from Canada, which won its second bronze after Sochi four years ago.

Strong winds have forced the PyeongChang Olympic committee to suspend the men's downhill skiing or ski down the slopes that were originally planned for today or Sunday.

72 kilomter per hour. Today's match will be held on Thursday. [gp]

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