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Winter Olympics 2018: Liverpool fans celebrate on Twitter as 'Red' Gerard wins gold in snowboarding

825   //    11 Feb 2018, 18:43 IST

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Red Gerard

What's the story?

Remond "Red Boy" Gerard has won a gold medal in the SlopeStyle snowboarding event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 and his win has become a talking point of many Liverpool fans since he shares his last name with the Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard. Also, 'Red' is the name given to a Liverpool fan owing to the traditional red home jersey used by the club.

In case you didn't know

With his gold, Redmond became the first person born in the 21st century to win a medal at the Winter Olympics. He also became the first American gold medallist at the 2018 Winter Olympics and the youngest American to win a medal in a snowboarding event in PyeongChang. His run in the Olympic qualifications was just 0.72 seconds short of the perfect score and this shows that he was all set to register his first gold in the competition.

The heart of the matter

Redmond's win at the Winter Olympics came as a moment of joy and surprise for Liverpool fans all over the world, who associate themselves very closely to the former captain Steven Gerard.

The former midfielder is third in the list of most appearances made for the club, and 5th among the top scorers. The Liverpool fans could not stop themselves from congratulating the young American snowboarder and also associating it as a good omen for the football club, which is currently 4th in the league table.

What's next?

Gerard will be taking part in the Big Air event of snowboarding at the Winter Olympics 10 days from now and will be preparing heavily in order to increase his gold medal tally as he looks to be in supreme form right now. Liverpool on the other hand, face Southampton in the English Premier League tonight and a win would bring them up to the third spot in the league table.

Author's take

The gold medal by Redmond must be encouraging for the young lad as he managed to continue his country's streak at the Winter Olympic games in this event and will be giving his best to double his tally for this edition.

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