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Rocky River native Red Gerard fails to medal in men's Olympic snowboard slopestyle finals

The 21-year-old won a gold medal in 2018 for the same event, but finished fourth this time around.

BEIJING, China — *EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player above is from a previous story.

It was a valiant effort, but Northeast Ohio's favorite son unfortunately came up just a bit short this time around.

Rocky River native Red Gerard failed to medal in the men's snowboard slopestyle finals Monday at the Beijing Winter Olympics. The 21-year-old shocked the field to win the gold medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, but came in fourth this time around.

WATCH | Gerard's attempt for a medal

Gerard was actually in first place after the first of three runs, posting a score of 83.25. However, he stumbled a bit on his second attempt and only earned a 71.86, with his earlier best score slipping to third heading into the final try.

Gerard needed to beat a 90.96 to take home another gold, but instead, he slipped up on the rails and ended up with a disappointing 28.65. Moments later, Team Canada veteran Mark McMorris delivered a brilliant run for an 88.53, moving into bronze medal position and knocking Red off the podium.

Fellow Canadian Max Parrot, the runner-up to Gerard four years ago, won gold with his second-round score. China's Yu Siming was the surprising silver medalist in front of a home crowd, besting his "hero" McMorris with an 88.70.

Watch Parrot's gold run:

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Gerard, who now lives in Colorado but still has close family in Cuyahoga County, will also compete in men's big air. The qualification round will take place Feb. 14 at 12:30 a.m. eastern time, followed by the finals on the 15th at 12:45 a.m.


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