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Canada’s Max Parrot wins silver, Mark McMorris bronze in men’s snowboard slopestyle at 2018 Winter Games

WATCH ABOVE: Snowboarders Max Parrot and Mark McMorris are bringing home Canada's first medals of the Pyongchang Olympics. As Jeff Semple reports, even for Canada's best, getting to this point was no easy feat.

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.

Parrot, 23, captured silver with his best score of 86.00 while McMorris, 24, captured bronze with his best score of 85.20. The pair finished behind Redmond Gerard of the U.S. who won gold with his best score of 87.16.

Parrot, of Bromont, Que., came back from behind to land on the podium after falling during his first two runs of the finals.

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‘It’s a great day for me’: Canada’s Max Parrot wins Olympic silver in men’s slopestyle
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“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.”

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Regina’s McMorris was clinging to first place before Gerard claimed the gold on his final run.

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.
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. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Canada’s Max Parrot reacts after completing his run in the men’s slopestyle finals at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 11, 2018.
Canada’s Max Parrot reacts after completing his run in the men’s slopestyle finals at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 11, 2018. Reuters/Mike Blake
Canada’s Mark McMorris jumps during the men's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018.
Canada’s Mark McMorris jumps during the men's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018. Reuters/Issei Kato
Canada’s Mark McMorris jumps during the men's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018.
Canada’s Mark McMorris jumps during the men's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018. Reuters/Dylan Martinez
Gold medalist Redmond Gerard of the USA, centre, celebrates with silver medalist Max Parrot, left, and bronze medalist Mark McMorris following the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018.
Gold medalist Redmond Gerard of the USA, centre, celebrates with silver medalist Max Parrot, left, and bronze medalist Mark McMorris following the men's snowboard slopestyle final at the Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018. The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward

Canadians Tyler Nicholson and Sebastien Toutant placed 7th and 11th respectively.

READ MORE: Snowboarder Mark McMorris keeps breaking bones and winning medals

It’s the second Olympic bronze for McMorris, who is coming back from life-threatening injuries suffered in a backcountry crash less than a year ago.

 

McMorris broke his jaw and left arm, ruptured his spleen, suffered a pelvic fracture, rib fractures and a collapsed lung as a result of the crash.

–with a file from Leslie Young and The Canadian Press

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