Canada Wins First Two Medals at Winter Games

Canada Wins First Two Medals at Winter Games

Canada Wins First Two Medals at Winter Games

Sebastien Toutant of Canada during his first qualification run.

Gerard left it all until the final run, having bailed out of his first two attempts, and entered the final round in 10 placing in the 11-man final. Teammate Max Parrot stepped up and scored 83.45.

Max Parrot nabbed a silver medal and Mark McMorris bronze in the men's snowboard slopestyle event at the 2018 Winter Games, giving Canada its first two medals in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

McMorris is competing less than a year after suffering numerous serious injuries in a backcountry crash.

"I had to change my run at the last minute and go with something a little easier but more safe", Parrot said.

- Canadian ice dancer Scott Moir on Canada's chances for gold in the figure skating team event. He fell after a railslide at the top of the course. "I see it as an obligation to perform better because I know that I need to do my best in order to beat him". "I'm just lucky to be here". It was the second consecutive Olympic Winter Games that McMorris won slopestyle snowboarding bronze as he finished third with broken ribs at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

While they're both Canadians, the rivalry between Parrot and McMorris is undeniable.

Redmond Gerard of the United States won the gold medal with 87.16 points. He said his goal here was to do that every time, and he's now one for one. "It's definitely emotional to be here, and I'm just happy to be through to the finals", he said. This was the best run I could put down at the right moment and now it's the judges' decision. The final rounds will go Tuesday morning. The riders will each complete three runs, and the best score from each will determine the medals.

"I thought I did not miss a thing, and that was, for me, the only thing that I was proud of".

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