Gerard's gold, Tennell and USWNT debut ... and Mr. T weighs in

Kenya's first Alpine Olympic skier Sabrina Simader says her dream has come true as she prepares to take to the slopes at the Pyeongchang Games.

Max Parrot was second with 86.00 and fellow Canadian Mark McMorris third with 85.20 in an event which did not feature any Britons in the final after Jamie Nicholls, Billy Morgan and Rowan Coultas failed to advance on Saturday. The teen is set to compete in Big Air, a snowboarding event making its Olympic debut at the 2018 Games.

- Sven Kramer of the Netherlands has won his third consecutive 5,000-meter Olympic speed skating gold medal.

For athletes who don't put up a good number with their first run, the pressure just got amplified for their second, and now final run.

McMorris broke his jaw and left arm, ruptured his spleen, suffered a pelvic fracture, rib fractures and a collapsed lung as a result of the crash.

"I think a unified one is stronger than two divided ones".

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Medvedeva is already the reigning world champion and is competing in her first Games after breaking a bone in her foot past year.

He had earlier managed just 43.33 points in his first run and 46.40 in his second.

His Colorado counterpart, Chris Corning - raised in Arvada but now calling Silverthorne home, too - just missed qualifying for the final despite a solid first run of two qualifying attempts. "I landed them pretty well and my rail section is more technical than some of the people sitting in the top positions". I just told myself that I want to land a run... He took gold despite falling on his first two runs, posting scores under 50 points.

Mark McMorris of Canada during his first qualification run in the snowboard men's slopestyle event. "I got a break in the wind and somehow made it through". "There are a lot of creative lines up there", said Gerard, who boasts a finish corral cheering section of 14-plus boisterous friends and family in South Korea, waving giant pictures of his face alongside American flags.

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea are underway, and with the tremendous athleticism on display from the world's finest athletes and the political history being written around the locale, the Olympics are must-watch TV. He has a chance at a second medal when he competes in big air on February 21.

  • Tabitha Byrd