February 21, 2018 12:30 am
Updated: February 26, 2018 2:55 pm

Parrot, McMorris and Toutant qualify for big air final at 2018 Winter Olympics

Canada’s Mark McMorris jumps during the men's big air snowboard qualification competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 21, 2018.

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Regina’s Mark McMorris was one of three Canadian snowboarders to qualify for the men’s big air final on Wednesday at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

McMorris was third in the second heat, scoring a 95.75 on his second run to qualify for Saturday’s final.

Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., was the top qualifier in the first heat with a 92.50 run.

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Sebastien Toutant of L’Assomption, Que., also advanced with his 91.00-point performance.

McMorris is less than a year removed from a catastrophic backcountry snowboarding accident. He has already earned a bronze in men’s slopestyle at these Games behind Parrot, who took silver.

Each snowboarder had two big air jumps on Wednesday, with the best score determining if they make the final.

The top six performers from each 18-man heat advanced.

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