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Canada's Sebastien Toutant wins gold medal in Olympic big air

Canada's Sebastien Toutant wins gold medal in Olympic big air

It would have been a gold medal run had he stuck the landing, which Parrot was doing in practice, and at the X-Games, where he won last month.

Canada's Sebastien Toutant has won gold in men's big air at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

In the final, each of the 12 riders had three attempts at a trick.

In the final, the scores from each competitor's two best runs were added together to get the final results.

"Before the last run I had the choice to go for an easier trick and land on the podium, but I chose not to", Parrot said.

Switzerland has beaten top-seeded Austria to take the gold medal in the Olympic debut of the Alpine team skiing event.

The second round claimed two favourites - the highest qualifier Carlos Garcia Knight (NZL) and Mark McMorris (CAN) - both of whom followed up first-round failures with big tricks that failed to land cleanly. He had a chance to better Toutant but sat down on his third and final jump.

Toutant said he was "bummed" for McMorris, but he also made a good point: "At least he got a bronze medal in slopestyle and all the world knows that he's a really good ripper and he knows how to shred his board".

Mack is known for his creative approach to snowboarding.

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The 20-year-old's first jump was a backside triple cork 1440 with a Japan grab. Because if you fail, you'll end up with a bloody face, or at least blood dripping from your mouth like Dracula.

"I always thought it was such a sick trick and such a insane grab", Mack said.

Then, when the pressure was on for his second jump, he landed the flawless "Bloody Dracula".

Great Britain's Billy Morgan took the bronze.

Just outside the medal positions, two more Americans slotted inside the top five.

After the first run, Mack was sitting in fourth place with a score of 82.00.

Teen phenom Red Gerard won the gold in Slopestyle, but missed out on a medal Friday.

The daughter of President Donald Trump is expected to make stops at the men's Big Air final; the gold medal curling match, where the US men have a chance to win their first-ever gold medal in the event; and speedskating.


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