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PyeongChang-2018

Canada finds first podium

Canadian snowboarders Max Parrot and Mark McMorris have won the country's first two medals of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Parrot earned silver in the men's snowboard slopestyle while McMorris won bronze.

For much of the third run in the event's final, which took place on Saturday evening local time, McMorris was holding on to second place with a best score of 85.20.

However, that time earned McMorris bronze. Parrot scored 86.00 in his last run — the very last run of the finals — to pull him onto the podium.

The gold went to American Redmond Gerard, who scored an 87.16 on his final run.

Parrot, from Quebec, and McMorris, from Saskatchewan, were two of four Canadian boarders in the slopestyle finals, which was a field of 12.

Ontario's Tyler Nicholson finished seventh with a best score of 76.41, while Quebecer Sebastien Toutant finished 11th with a best of 61.08.



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PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count
CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Norway14141139
2Germany1410731
3Canada1181029
4United States98623
5Netherlands86620
6South Korea58417
7Olympic Athlete
from Russia
26917
8Switzerland56415
9France54615
10Sweden76114


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