Olympics: Canadians lead way into slopestyle final

Canada wins two Olympic medals in slopestyle snowboarding

Canada wins two Olympic medals in slopestyle snowboarding

Redmond Gerard of the United States was adjudged to be the best in men's slopestyle on Saturday.

The defending champion from 2014 finished with a final-run score of 78.56 - just.09 points shy of another gold.

After finishing first and second in the qualifying rounds, a Canadian sweep was potentially in the cards, but American Redmond Gerrard one-upped the Canadian duo to win the gold medal with his final round run of 87.16. You can't fall a third straight time.

McMorris thought he was going to die after the incident, but he was overjoyed after winning his second Olympic medal so soon into his comeback. "I was so exhausted I could barely stand on my legs but just taking every risk and giving it all to get ahead". "I wish I could take that back every day of my life". I went bigger the last jump and I think the judges liked it, so I'm happy.

The event started nearly 40 minutes late because of a "technical maintenance" issue, however, the competitors did not seem concerned by the delay or the foggy conditions as they produced some stunning runs across the slope, featuring three rails at the start before three jumps. 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. The Canadian team boasts a combined eight world championship titles and won the silver in the team event at the Sochi Olympics.

Along with all Canadians, I am extremely proud of Max and Mark's outstanding performances.

Following their victory, Kristin Skaslien said that he and teammate Magnus Nedregotton were "very happy to be there" and that "it's like a dream come true". "The judging is out of your hands and so you just have to try your best and that is what I did and I was rewarded". "I mean, might as well, we're here, it's the Olympics", he said.

It's been a total team effort for Canada so far in the team event.

In figure skating, ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, women's singles skater Kaetlyn Osmond and pairs stars Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford made sure made sure Canada kept a solid grip of first place in the team event.

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