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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Red Gerard flies to Los Angeles for media tour mid-Olympics

Red Gerard

Red Gerard is making the most of his down time in between Olympic events.

The 17-year-old American snowboarder became an instant celebrity at the PyeongChang Games after taking home gold in the men’s slopestyle event on Saturday. The Ohio native is not scheduled to compete again until next week’s men’s big air event. In between competitions at the Olympics, Gerard decided to fly to Los Angeles to take advantage of his newfound fame.

Gerard posted on his Instagram story Tuesday to show he was on a plane and, later, checked into a Hollywood hotel. The snowboarder even was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

It is definitely a bold move for Gerard to do a media tour during the Games (and adding an extra 27 hours or so of travel time in the process) instead of waiting until afterwards. But after that incredible slopestyle performance, credit to him for striking while his celebrity iron is hot.



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