Mark McMorris, Max Parrot win Canada's first two medals at Winter Olympics

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12 February, 2018

"The wind [on] the first two runs [was] really bad, and I just got pretty lucky on my third run", he said. Teammate Max Parrot stepped up and scored 83.45. Despite the tough conditions, multiple riders landed 1440s and all four riders from the stacked Norwegian and Canadian teams, including top qualifier Max Parrot, recent X Games champ Marcus Kleveland and seven-time X Games victor Mark McMorris, qualified into Sunday's final.

Norway's Kleveland, ranked number one in the world and fresh off the back of Winter X Games gold last month, wowed fans with backside 1440 mute grab on the way to a score of 83.71 in the first run.

Viewers could clearly hear the shocked teen say 'Holy s***' on tv as he finished his final run.

Gerard competes in the men's snowboard slopestyle finals.

Toutant was the sole Canadian in the morning heat, and Nicholson, at 22 years old the youngest member of the team, was first off in the afternoon heat. McMorris fell in his final trip down the course, a slight under-rotation on his last jump doing him in.

Later Sunday, Chris Mazdzer added another medal for Team USA and the first men's luge medal for the US when he took silver behind Austria's David Gleirscher. "I would just be so embarrassed". McMorris previously also won bronze in Sochi, also in slopestyle, while competing with a broken rib.

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Then it was on to the fireworks from McMorris and Parrot.

Gerard, 17, convinced the jury with his unconventional choice of route in the slopestyle final and got 87.16 points to win America's first gold here, reports Xinhua news agency. "You can't fall a third straight time, '" he said.

'I'm just so happy that it all worked out. Despite Parrot landing the same trick on the final run of the day, the judges favoured the American.

"I don't know why I smile so much", Biney told USA TODAY Sports in a recent interview. If he gets to the final, Gerard will compete for a medal on February 23. I had a lot of fun and all I really want to do is just land runs'.

"Apologies for the language", Tirico said when the broadcast went back to the studio. "If you look around, it's like a jungle there are so many rails". "I think (it) was fair and the right thing to do as well". "The performance felt great and we felt good about what we did out there", Alex said.


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