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Why Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard always cheers for his opponents


Red Gerard, 21 years old, is the only person in the world who has ever been able to defend an Olympic medal. Red Gerard isn’t feeling the pressure, but he may be.

Next week, the Ohio native will be competing in the men’s snowboarding slopestyle at Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympic Games. He made history in 2018, four years before anything else. youngest male U.S. OlympianHe won gold for the first time in 90 years when he claimed the number one spot in the men’s snowboarding slopestyle category at the Olympics in PyeongChang in South Korea.

Gerard says that although he’s focused solely on the goal of winning another consecutive gold medal but that he won’t be distracted by his opponents as they compete to defeat him, CNBC Make It reports that Gerard will still cheer them on. He says that winning is more satisfying when you have to compete with high-scoring competitors.

Gerard said that watching his competition succeed would “just motivate me” to do better. It’s going be a lot more satisfying to win, when you see the results. Everyone landed runs that were amazing and good from 5th place.

Gerard is an avid sports fan and says that snowboarding brings a sense of community to people who don’t enjoy it as much. Because “at the end, it’s me,” Gerard says, he cheers on his buddies.

Gerard states that “almost everyone I am competing against, I consider these guys my closest friend.” I am especially close to the Canadian and U.S. teams. “Those guys are pretty close to me.”

He says that they also cheer him on. “When we get to the top,” he said. [of the slope]Always rooting He says they are “for each other.” He said, “I want my opponent to win a run and it should be great.” “I just want my run to go better.”

Gerard finished fourth in the slopestyle on Saturday, January 22. X-Games Aspen 2022He faced the reigning champion of the world in a match at. Olympic favoriteMarcus Kleveland is one of many rivals. The Olympics will feature slopestyle qualifying for both snowboarders. Saturday, Feb. 5 at 11:30 p.m. EST.

The final event will be held on Sunday, February 6th at 11:00 PM EST.

Disclosure: NBC Olympics, NBC Sports, and CNBC Make It are part of NBCUniversal’s parent company NBCUniversal. NBC Olympics holds the U.S. broadcast rights to all Summer Games and Winter Games up until 2032.

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