Parrot wins slopestyle for Canada's 1st Beijing gold, McMorris takes bronze
Canada has reached the top of the podium.
Max Parrot earned Canada's first gold medal of the 2022 Beijing Olympics by winning snowboarding slopestyle on Monday. Parrot's 90.96 second-run score was good enough to secure the victory.
The triumph caps a tremendous comeback for Parrot, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and missed all of the 2018-19 season.
The gold medal comes four years after Parrot took home a silver in the same event in PyeongChang - and just like in 2018, he'll have some Canadian company on the podium.
Mark McMorris claimed the bronze medal with a score of 88.53 in his third run, marking the third Olympics in a row that McMorris has finished third place in slopestyle.
China's Su Yiming took home the silver, making this the host country's first-ever medal in slopestyle and giving the Chinese their second medal of these Olympics.