The USA doesn’t always dominate an entire sport at the Winter Olympics. In fact, Americans have been subpar comparatively in PyeongChang. However when it comes to snowboarding, the United States are the undisputed international big dogs.
A pair of 17-year-olds and two legends in the sport combined for four snowboarding gold medals at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang. In other words, the United States is to snowboarding what Norway is to literally every other event.
It all started with Olympic rookie and teenage phenom, Red Gerard, and his incredible upset over Canadian favorites Max Parrot and Mark McMorris. He became the youngest American snowboarder ever to medal at the Olympics when he took home the first gold of the games for the United States.
Red Gerard | Gold Medal | Slopestyle
Jamie Anderson was the defending gold medalist from the 2014 Sochi Games when she crushed her first run in the finals to become the repeat Olympic slopestyle champion. Anderson also went on to notch her third Olympic medal with a silver in the inaugural big air event in Pyeong.
Jamie Anderson | Gold Medal | Slopestyle
There’s a strong case to be made that Chloe Kim is the biggest star to emerge from the PyeongChang Olympics, and while her natural charm and ease with the media has certainly helped her win over American fans, it’s her gold medal supremacy on the halfpipe that will go down in the record books. Another American, Arielle Gold, won the halfpipe bronze.
Chloe Kim | Gold Medal | Halfpipe
Shaun White didn’t have to win a gold medal in 2018 to prove that he’s the greatest male snowboarder of all time. He did it anyway, secure the record for the highest Olympic score in the history of men’s halfpipe.
Shaun White | Gold Medal | Halfpipe
Team USA also hauled in another medal when Kyle Mack won silver in the men’s big air final on Friday.