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Teen Who Overslept After Late Night Netflix Binge Still Won Olympic Gold

by : UNILAD on : 10 Feb 2018 22:02
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So here’s something great: a 17-year-old by the name of Red Gerard – maybe the best name to ever grace an athletic platform – overslept after a Netflix binge, rushed to his event and still bagged an Olympic gold medal.

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Gerard had dozed off watching an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Saturday night and slept through his alarm.

Thankfully a mate woke him up, helped him find a coat after discovering his jacket was missing and legged it for the slopes.

The Colorado teen won the United States’ first gold medal of this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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He was awarded a combined score of 87.16 out of 100 for his three snowboarding runs, earning the top spot over Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot.

Reacting to the brilliant news, Gerard yelled ‘holy f*ck’ on live TV. The amazement was mutual it seems.

Gerard is now the youngest American man in the last 90 years to win gold at a Winter Olympics. The last record holder was 16-year-old bobsledder Billy Fiske back in 1928, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Inspiring stuff. Christ, at 17 I don’t think I could even spell Olympics.

Topics: Sport

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Yahoo! Sports and 1 other
  1. Yahoo! Sports

    The incredible story of Red Gerard, the teenage snowboard hero and America's newest gold medalist

  2. The Wall Street Journal

    Red Gerard, All of 17 Years Old, Soars to First American Gold