Canada medals in slopestyle


Redmond Gerard of the United States wins the gold medal.

Parrot, from Quebec, and McMorris, from Saskatchewan, were two of four Canadian boarders in the slopestyle finals, which was a field of 12. "So I'm pretty stoked".

Talking after winning bronze, McMorris reflected on his journey from near-death to worldwide headline maker.

"I'm on a cloud even thought there's not really clouds there, but yeah, it's my first Olympic medal, it's a little check next to that, it's mission accomplished for me here, and I'm really happy", Parrot said.

Max Parrot of Canada during his first qualification run in the snowboard men's slopestyle event.

Canada's Max Parrot jumps during the men's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018. After all, he went from the intensive care unit to the Olympic podium in less than a year.

"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".

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

"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. His score of 87.16 was just enough to slip by Parrot.

"Maybe he stopped now because, you know, in snowboarding [if] you're doing trampolining it's not known as something cool", Parrot told the CBC Sports reporter Benjamin Blum. McMorris previously also won bronze in Sochi, also in slopestyle, while competing with a broken rib.

"It's a duel that motivates me", said Fourcade, the 29-year-old French army officer. Both are favoured to make repeat trips to the podium.