Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Snowboarders Parrot and McMorris Capture Silver and Bronze at Pyeongchang Olympics

Snowboarders Parrot and McMorris Capture Silver and Bronze at Pyeongchang Olympics

Dufour-Lapointe had a strong final run as she tried to become the first woman to defend an Olympic mogul title, but she was edged out of top spot by France's Perrine Laffont. Parrot pipped his Canadian counterpart on the final run to earn silver, with McMorris collecting his second consecutive Olympic bronze in the event. Gerard's final run was good enough for 87.16, and McMorris scored a 85.20 for the bronze.

In March, McMorris was riding in the backcountry near Whistler, British Columbia, when he went off a jump and crashed into a tree, resulting in a broken jaw, broken left arm, ruptured spleen, a pelvic fracture, rib fractures and a collapsed lung.

According to CBC, McMorris was knocked unconscious from the fall and had to be airlifted to Vancouver for emergency surgery to control his bleeding and also fix the breaks to his jaw and arm.

And in luge, Calgary's Sam Edney finished sixth in his final Olympic men's singles race. He spent 10 days in hospital and was on a liquid diet for six weeks.

He said he felt better when he managed the rail section in his second run - "I just said to myself, "well, I didn't biff that one" " - and was in the end really excited to have completed the run he came to do.

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From the start of his recovery, he was determined to get back to his previous snowboarding form.

McMorris won bronze in the men's slopestyle Sunday in PyeongChang when 11 months ago he was unsure if he would ever snowboard again.

The Canadians were fully aware of all the medal possibilities in slopestyle, saying as far back as Monday, right after they got their first look at the Phoenix Snow Park course, that all four of them had medal potential on it.

Parrot and McMorris will renew acquaintances in the big air event on February 20, so fans will have to wait a bit for another frenemy face-off. "I was just so frustrated and so scared for my second run, because imagine if that happened for my second run? I'm just lucky to be here".

Bloemen's rival, Sven Kramer of the Netherlands won the event for his third straight gold, setting an Olympic record of 6:09.76 in the process. He had won bronze at Sochi 2014 and boasted numerous Winter X Games golds.

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