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Olympic Update: Gerard Wins Slopestyle Gold


Men’s Downhill Postponed
Due to the strong wind, Sunday's men's downhill was rescheduled for Thursday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m. KT/9:00 p.m. EST Wednesday. The men's super-G will now move to Friday, February 16 at 11:00 a.m. KT / 9:00 p.m. EST Thursday. Based on the official forecast, the jury has also canceled Monday’s alpine combined downhill training.

Women’s Giant Slalom
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) makes her PyeongChang debut in the giant slalom Monday at 10:15 a.m. KT. NBC will broadcast the first run live at 8:15 p.m. EST Sunday. Both the first and second runs will stream live on NBCOlympics.com. In addition to Shiffrin, Resi Stiegler (Jackson, Wyo.), Megan McJames (Park City, Utah) and Tricia Mangan (Buffalo, N.Y.) will start for Team USA.

Women’s giant slalom


Freeski Athletes ‘Thrilled’ to Kick Off Games

The U.S. slopestyle team participated in their arrival press conference Sunday and it was clear that all the athletes are excited for training and competition to commence.
"It's an honor to be here, I'm excited to represent myself, my friends, my family and my country in two events and be the first athlete to do that,” said Sochi silver medalist Devin Logan (West Dover, Vt.). “I'm thrilled and hopefully I can bring home another Olympic medal."
For some, the PyeongChang Olympics are a chance at redemption, including Maggie Voisin (Whitefish, Mont.), who battled an injury at the Sochi Games.
“On the third day of training I fractured my fibula right above my ankle and I was not able to compete, which was one of the most heartbreaking moments of my career,” Voisin said. “I told myself that day four years ago that I was going to do whatever it took to make it back and to be sitting here with these incredible athletes that make up Team USA, I'm honored and ready to represent our country and show the world what we do." Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) echoed that sentiment looking to improve his performance from the last Olympic games.
"I won a bronze medal in Sochi, and I would be lying if I said that I am not coming into this competition with a small chip on my shoulder," Goepper said.
Competition begins Friday with slopestyle freeskiing at 10:00 a.m. KT / 8 p.m. EST Thursday, with ladies qualifications. Men's competition will take place on February 18th.

Kauf Leads Team USA in Seventh

Team USA advanced all four athletes to the moguls finals Sunday night after Tess Johnson (Vail, Colo.) won the second qualification run at the Phoenix Snow Park to join her three teammates in this evening's final round.
With heavy snow falling during the second run of the finals, Team USA skied well but came up short with Jaelin Kauf (Alta, Wyo.) just missing out on qualifying for the third final run - finishing seventh. Keaton McCargo (Telluride, Colo.) was eighth, Johnson finished 12th with Morgan Schild (Pittsford, N.Y.) in 15th.
The men will have second qualifying run prior to the finals on Monday night. Troy Murphy (Bethel, Maine) qualified for the finals following his fourth-place finish in the first qualifying round Friday. Casey Andringa (Boulder, Colo.), Bradley Wilson (Butte, Mont.) and Emerson Smith (Dover, Vt.) will compete for a spot in the finals at 7:30 p.m. KT / 5:30 a.m. EDT Monday. The finals start at 9:00 p.m. KT / 7:00 a.m. Monday EST. … READ MORE / RESULTS / START LIST


Patterson 18th In Skiathlon
Scott Patterson (Anchorage, Alaska) led the way for Team USA, finishing 18th as the men opened with a 30k skiathlon in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games Sunday afternoon at the Alpensia Cross Country Skiing Center.
“My first Olympic race was awesome,” said Patterson. “You know, World Cup-Olympic, they are kind of similar, and then you get here and they’re nothing at all the same.”
Patterson was 27th at the midway point of the 30-kilometer race, which featured 15k of classic, followed by 15k of freestyle, when the athletes switched from the classic to the freestyle technique.
“The first couple of laps the pack really spread out and then I relaxed,” Patterson said. “We switched over to skate and really felt like I knew what I was doing. Then just picked off a few people and put together a great race overall.” … READ MORE / RESULTS


Women Ready to Soar

The women's ski jumpers are ready for their Olympic medal event with Monday night's normal hill competition. Olympic Trials winner Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, Utah) leads the team that includes Nita Englund (Florence, Wis.) and Abby Ringquist (Park City, Utah). The jump is set to begin at 9:50 p.m. KST / 7:50 a.m. EST.

Red Gerard Wins Slopestyle Gold

Red Gerard (Silverthorne, Colo.) stomped the run of his life to win Team USA’s first gold medal of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games Sunday in slopestyle snowboarding.
"When that score came up my jaw dropped," said Gerard, who is the youngest Olympic snowboarding gold medalist ever. "I was like ‘this isn’t real’. I would have been happy to just land a run, but to land a run and win, it’s crazy."
Sitting well out of medal contention after crashing out on his first two of three runs, Gerard absolutely nailed his third run with a score of 87.16 and withstood a stout challenge from Canada's Max Parrot, whose third and final run score of 86.00 was good enough for silver. Parrot's teammate, Mark McMorris, tallied an 85.20 on his second run for his second consecutive Olympic bronze medal. "I’m just insanely excited right now," said Gerard, "I can’t believe it all worked out. I just wanted to land a run. After falling on my second run, I was really excited for the third run."

Anderson Ready To Defend Slopestyle Gold
Jamie Anderson will defend her 2014 Olympic gold in the women's slopestyle finals on Monday at 10:00 a.m. KT / 8:00 p.m. EST Sunday.
Women’s slopestyle

*All times EST.

7:00-11:00 p.m. - Women's alpine giant slalom first run (live), women's moguls, women's slopestyle snowboarding finals
11:35 p.m.-1:00 a.m. - Women's giant slalom second run (live), women's halfpipe snowboarding qualifying (live)

8:00-11:30 p.m. - Women's slopestyle snowboarding finals (live)

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts

NBCOlympics.com - Live Streaming
8:00-9:45 p.m. - Women's slopestyle snowboarding finals (Monday)
8:15-9:55 p.m. - Women's first run slalom (Monday)
11:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. - Women's halfpipe snowboarding qualifying (Monday)

3:00-5:00 p.m. - Men's freestyle moguls finals, women's ski jumping finals
8:00-11:30 p.m. - Men's alpine combined downhill (live), women's halfpipe snowboarding finals (live), men's halfpipe qualifying (live)

7:00-11:00 a.m. - Men's freestyle moguls finals
11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. - Women's ski jumping finals
11:30 p.m.- 2:40 a.m. - Men's halfpipe snowboarding qualification (live)

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
5:00-7:00 a.m. - Medal Ceremony (live)
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts

NBCOlympics.com - Live Streaming
11:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. - Women's slopestyle snowboarding finals
11:45 p.m.-1:35 a.m. - Women's alpine giant slalom second run
5:30-6:00 a.m. - Men's moguls finals
7:50-9:20 a.m. - Women's normal hill ski jumping finals
8:00-9:40 p.m. - Women's halfpipe snowboarding finals (Tuesday)
9:30-11:10 p.m - Men's alpine combined slalom (Tuesday)
11:00 p.m.-12:50 a.m. - Men's halfpipe snowboarding qualifying (Tuesday)
1:00-2:25 a.m. - Men's alpine combined downhill (Tuesday)

3:00-5:00 p.m. - Men's and women's classic sprint finals
8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. - Women's alpine slalom first run (live), men's halfpipe snowboarding finals (live)
12:05 a.m.-1:30 a.m. - Women's alpine second run (live)

5:00 a.m.-7:10 a.m. - Men's and women's classic sprint qualifying
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Men's and women's classic sprint finals

Olympic Channel: Home Of Team USA
5:00-7:00 a.m. - Medal Ceremony (live)
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Winter Olympics Daily with Jimmy Roberts

NBCOlympics.com - Live Streaming
11:00 p.m.-12:50 a.m. - Men's halfpipe snowboarding qualifying
1:00-2:25 a.m. - Men's alpine combined downhill
3:30-4:45 a.m. - Men's and women's classic sprint qualifying
6:00-8:00 a.m. - Men's and women's classic sprint finals
8:15-9:50 p.m. - Women's alpine slalom first run (Wednesday)
8:30-10:10 p.m. - Men's halfpipe snowboarding final (Wednesday)
11:45 p.m.-1:25 a.m. - Women's alpine slalom second run (Wednesday)

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