Regina snowboarder Mark McMorris takes bronze in men's slopestyle at Pyongchang

Regina snowboarder Mark McMorris takes bronze in men's slopestyle at Pyongchang

Teammates Mark McMorris and Max Parrot won silver and bronze respectively while American Red Gerard captured the gold medal.

Redmond Gerard won the gold medal with 87.16 points.

"I'm on a cloud even thought there's not really clouds there, but yeah, it's my first Olympic medal, it's a little check next to that, it's mission accomplished for me here, and I'm really happy", Parrot said.

McMorris and Parrot were two of four Canadians in Sunday morning's finals, joined by Tyler Nicholson and Sebastien Toutant after impressive qualifying runs on Saturday. Canada has won nine medals in the history of the Olympic Winter Games in men's snowboarding, but it is the first time that two Canadians landed on the same podium in an Olympic snowboarding event. McMorris had 4.19 more points than Sandbech.

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McMorris, much like Toutant, was inches away from landing his final trick on his final run, which would likely have put him back on top, but he had to settle for second spot with one boarder to go.

Eleven months ago Mark McMorris lay waiting for a rescue helicopter in the backcountry near Whistler, British Columbia, with a fractured jaw, a ruptured spleen, internal bleeding, multiple broken bones and a collapsed lung.

It's a disappointing finish for Nicholson but his Olympic games are not finished yet.

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