Sports Parrot and McMorris win slopestyle medals

11:46  11 february  2018
11:46  11 february  2018 Source:   MSN

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Parrot , 23, is also an Olympic medal contender and eight-time X Games medallist. Like McMorris , the Bromont, Que., resident has been a mainstay on X Nicholson captured his first career X Games medal at the 2017 event in Aspen, where he won slopestyle silver, before having knee surgery.

The data-based predictions from Infostrada Sports had McMorris and Parrot favoured to win gold and silver respectively in slopestyle , part of the overall haul of 33 medals the site predicted, and that certainly seemed plausible following Thursday's qualifying heats.

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PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of - Mark McMorris admits there have been some "low times" in the last year.

The Regina snowboarder was in a hospital bed last March after a life-threatening backcountry crash, unsure that his career would continue because his injuries were so severe.

That he even was able to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics seemed superhuman given how badly he was hurt. The fact he reached the podium in men's slopestyle Sunday justified all the hard work and pain he endured in his recovery.

"It's been some low times, but these high times make it worthwhile," said McMorris. "I'm glad I pulled through that last injury to be here because this is pretty special."

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"I'm going to let this soak in and hopefully turn it into a motivator," said White, who hopes to challenge McMorris for the 2014 Olympic gold medal when Slopestyle debuts in Russia. Max Parrot Run 1 Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Final.

Canada’s Mark McMorris has defended his Gold medal title in Slopestyle with the highest ever score in X Games Slopestyle history. McMorris , who won silver in last night’s big air event, not Second place went to fellow Canadian, 18 year old Max Parrot who’s run scored an impressive 90 points.

McMorris captured his second straight Olympic bronze medal, finishing behind teammate Max Parrot and American gold medallist Redmond Gerard.

The silver and bronze were Canada's first medals of the Games.

McMorris, 24, had been sitting atop the standings after his second-run score of 85.20 before Gerard surpassed him with 87.16 points in his final attempt. McMorris fell in his final trip down the course.

Parrot fell in his first two runs but nailed his third to bump McMorris out of the silver medal position with a score of 86.00.

"It's my first Olympic medal, so it's a little check next to that," said Parrot. "It's mission accomplished for me here. I'm really happy."

In the crash last March near Whistler, McMorris suffered breaks to his jaw and left arm, a ruptured spleen, a stable pelvic fracture, rib fractures and a collapsed left lung. He spent 10 days in hospital and was on a liquid diet for six weeks.

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At the last Olympics, where slopestyle made its debut, riders from the United States, Norway and Canada each won a medal . All four riders could be considered medal contenders, but the two biggest names to know are Mark McMorris and Max Parrot .

McMorris , who won bronze in slopestyle in the sport’s Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Games, has 14 total X Games medals between the two disciplines, including five in big air. Saturday’s win followed a disappointing slopestyle final on Friday night for both McMorris and Parrot

From the start of his recovery, he was determined to get back to his previous snowboarding form. McMorris showed he could do it by winning a World Cup just eight months after the crash.

He won bronze four years ago at the Sochi Games when slopestyle made its Olympic debut. McMorris revealed afterwards he had broken his rib two weeks earlier.

The women's slopestyle qualification is set for Monday afternoon in Pyeongchang. The final rounds will go Tuesday morning.

Most of the slopestyle competitors will also compete in the big air event in Pyeongchang, a new addition to the Olympic program for 2018. The big air finals are set for Feb. 23-24 at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre.

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