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2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

Watch the first American win a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics

Colorado snowboarder Red Gerard took home the first gold medal for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday in the men's snowboard slopestyle competition.

At just 17, Gerard is among the youngest competitors at this year's Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. His winning run included a backside triple cork 1440-degree spin on the final jump and made use of course elements other competitors did not incorporate.

"If we're not in jail," said Red's brother Brendon Gerard of his family's plan to celebrate the victory, "then something didn't go right." Watch Red's winning run below. Bonnie Kristian