Mark McMorris, Max Parrot win Canada's first two medals at Winter Olympics

Mark McMorris, Max Parrot win Canada's first two medals at Winter Olympics

The men's Snowboard Slopestyle qualifications are scheduled for 10:00 AM (12:00PM AEDT) Sunday. No snowboarder has ever won multiple medals at a single Games.

Max Parrot, far left, and Mark McMorris, far right, earned Canada's first two medals of this year's Winter Olympics on Saturday night.

The 17-year-old Gerard, the youngest in the competition, landed a ideal backside triple cork 1440 on his final run and despite Parrot landing the same trick on the final run of the day the judges favoured the American.

In the mix for the podium are two returning medalists from 2014, a pair of young Americans, a hungry 18-year-old Norwegian phenom and a Canadian looking to help his country dominate the event. His 87.16 put him ahead of Canadian Mark McMorris, who was the leader with an 85.20.

The injuries were so severe that McMorris feared he might lose his life. "It could have been a lot worse so I'm just really glad to be snowboarding and having fun again".

Over half the competitors suffered a fall on the first run, including a heavy fall for Parrot, before New Zealand's Carlos Garcia Knight kick-started the competition with a switch backside 1260 on the final kicker to lead after the first heat.

Canada and China were the best performed in the mixed doubles curling winning both of their matches with the round robin phase wrapping up tomorrow. They were the heavy favorites going into the event, so it wasn't surprising. Norway also handed Switzerland its first defeat on Thursday.



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