Red, White, Blue, and Gold

Who Is the Best Freestyle Snowboarder of All Time?

Brody Cameron, Staff

The USA has been dominant in Pyeongchang when it comes to snowboarding. So far, the red, white, and blue has accumulated four gold medals in the fast paced sport.

It all started Sunday, February 11th when Red Gerrard shocked the world winning the gold in the men’s slopestyle competition in a major upset. The Colorado native is just 17 years of age. The next gold medal came when Jamie Anderson cruised to an impressive score of 83 in the women’s slope-style competition. That gives Anderson two gold medals in her illustrious career. The third snowboarding gold medal came from another 17 year old. This time it was Chloe Kim, whose parents immigrated to the US from South Korea just two years before Kim was born.

She is the youngest woman to ever win an Olympic snowboarding gold, and to make her performance even more impressive, she had the top two runs in the competition.

Finally, Shaun White scored the US’ last Olympic gold medal in snowboarding. The decorated snowboarder had a disappointing time off the podium in Sochi in 2014. The comeback king faced stiff competition from Ayumo Hirano of Japan, but edged him off with an incredible score of 97.75. This win gives White his third gold medal (winning one in 2006 and 2010), and possibly gives him the title as the greatest freestyle snowboarder of all time.