Join the Olympic Club

An all-access community uniting and rewarding Team Canada fans – it’s free. Gain points, rewards and get email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team.

Mark McMorris grabs bronze for Canada’s first Sochi medal

Mark McMorris grabs bronze for Canada’s first Sochi medal

By Callum Ng

It got a little sweaty, but he did it. Mark McMorris laid down a strong second run to win a bronze medal, in snowboard slopestyle’s debut final on Saturday.

The Regina-native pulled it together to score an 88.75, dropping in early on in final the order after needing a semi shot to qualify.

“I can’t explain this. The countries are so supportive. I’ve just been through a rollercoaster over these last few weeks. To get on the podium is just a dream come true,” said McMorris at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Sage Kotsenburg of the United States won the event with a best of 93.50, followed by Staale Sandbech of Norway, 91.75.

The other Canadians in the final weren’t able to repeat their qualifying performances. Maxence Parrot was fifth with a best score of 87.25 and Sébastien Toutant scored 58.50 to finish ninth.

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

Olympic Club

Upcoming GamesSee All

Rio 2016

Rio 2016

History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 77868 points
  • Earned this week: 4850 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 60576 points
  • Earned this week: 3335 points

Ivy Tennis

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 48775 points
  • Earned this week: 2400 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 37661 points
  • Earned this week: 1870 points

Adam Kohn

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 36032 points
  • Earned this week: 1490 points

Michelle Chow

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 27222 points
  • Earned this week: 1194 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 24760 points

Ian Duff

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 19150 points
  • Earned this week: 600 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,280 other followers