NewsAlert: Snowboarders Parrot and McMorris capture silver and bronze at Pyeongchang Olympics

NewsAlert: Snowboarders Parrot and McMorris capture silver and bronze at Pyeongchang Olympics

Canada's Max Parrot and Mark McMorris won silver and bronze with runs of 86.00 and 85.20, respectively.

In doing so, Parrot nudged teammate Mark McMorris, of Regina, Sask., down to bronze to give Canada its first two medals of these Games. "It's mission accomplished for me here".

After all that, he said Sunday that bronze felt like winning gold. As soon as the helicopter got there (90 minutes later) I went to sleep. "But I'm ecstatic. I can't believe it". "I feel like there's just always so much stuff going around that I want to pay attention to".

The finish was more disappointing for four-time Olympic medallist Charles Hamelin of Sainte-Julie, Que., who was disqualified in the final for impeding another skater.

Hamelin was initially given sixth position in the men's 1,500 metre final before being disqualified. That's the best ever Olympic result for Canada in the event. Norway and The Netherlands have captured four each. In Gerard's final run, he dug deep and knocked off a pair of Canadians off the top of the podium.

Speaking to Reuters before the Olympics, McMorris had said the injuries had given him a new outlook on life.

McMorris broke his jaw and left arm, ruptured his spleen, suffered a pelvic fracture, rib fractures and a collapsed lung. The average GPA of U.S Ski & Snowboard athletes is 3.6, and they have Monday-Thursday class schedules that leave three days to spend practicing at any of the 10 ski resorts that are less than an hour away from campus.

"I'm sure it's a ton", he said.

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

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"The lowest point - not being able to move". It was for one stupid mistake.

Team USA has earned its first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics, thanks to teen snowboarder Red Gerard.

On the women's side, Laurie Blouin of Stoneham, Que., will be re-evaluated by team medical staff a day after a nasty training fall.

Parrot, who won a Dew Tour event in slopestyle just a couple of weeks ago, was still a little under the radar relative to McMorris, who was one of the stories of the Games just by being here. "Following thorough testing and evaluation including an independent second opinion, Blouin is asymptomatic and is cleared for practice this morning".

The two Canadians got their country on the board as well.

Canadian athletes came close, but failed to reach the podium on the first day medals were handed out in South Korea. He even won gold at a World Cup Big Air event in China in November. If he gets to the final, Gerard will compete for a medal on February 23.

Bloemen finished in the 5,000 in 6:11.616. "I'm just lucky to be here". He hasn't been harboring Olympic dreams since before he could walk - he just stumbled into it, according to an interview with People.

On Saturday night, the sister-brother team of Maia and Alex Shibutani, known as the "Shib Sibs", ended up in second place in the ice dance - short dance, adding nine points to the Team USA's overall score.

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