Mark McMorris ties medal record at Winter X Games

Mark McMorris competes in X Games Aspen's men's snowboard big air final on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Buttermilk Ski Area in Aspen Snowmass, Colo. He won silver. Liz Copan/Summit Daily News via AP

A silver medal from the 2020 X Games has special meaning for Mark McMorris.

The Regina native placed second in the men’s snowboard big air event on Jan. 25 in Aspen, Colo.

This hardware brings the 26-year-old’s career total to 18 medals, including eight gold, seven silver and three bronze from Winter X Games events since 2011.

It also ties the all-time record number of medals, originally set by American Shaun White from 2002-13, according to Guinness World Records.

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The 33-year-old Californian also has five medals in the skateboarding vert, making him the most-medalled athlete to have competed at both summer and winter competitions.

McMorris has two bronze medals for snowboard slopestyle from the 2014 and 2018 Olympics.

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