Canada medals in slopestyle

Canada medals in slopestyle

The pair finished behind Redmond Gerard of the USA who won gold with his best score of 87.16. McMorris took third after putting up a score of 85.20 in his second run. As soon as the helicopter got there (90 minutes later) I went to sleep.

That result pushed McMorris into the bronze medal spot.

McMorris and Parrot were two of four Canadians in Sunday morning's finals, joined by Tyler Nicholson and Sebastien Toutant after impressive qualifying runs on Saturday.

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His medal came on an eventful day after an quake triggered an alert, winds disrupted events and a fire warning was issued on a day of more sub-zero cold that left athletes and spectators shivering. McMorris fell in his final trip down the course.

Parrot, from Bromont, Qu├ębec, and McMorris, from Regina, Saskatchewan, made their respective silver and bronze medal podium finishes in the slopestyle event.

Team Canada has won its first medals of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, a silver and a bronze medal, thanks to Mark McMorris and Max Parrot in slopestyle snowboard.

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"I think a lot of time I need to pinch myself because now I feel so good and comfortable on my board, but eight months ago I probably didn't think I was going to be able to snowboard at this level ever again".

"I don't want to think too much about the past today, but I appreciate the fact I'm here on my snowboard", he said.

Parrot, who won a Dew Tour event in slopestyle just a couple of weeks ago, was still a little under the radar relative to McMorris, who was one of the stories of the Games just by being here.

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"I think I like that better", said Toutant of the extra run in the finals. McMorris previously also won bronze in Sochi, also in slopestyle, while competing with a broken rib.

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