Canadian roundup: Mark McMorris’ snow season records another top finish

Here are eight recent stories featuring Canadian athletes competing at international events.

Burton European Open

Bottom line: Mark McMorris was second at the Burton European Open in Laax, Switzerland.
Cover photo: @burtonsnowboard Twitter 

The 21-year-old Olympic bronze medallist scored 85.60 points but was bettered by Norwegian rider Stale Sandbech’s 91.40. Sandbech’s countryman and storied vet Torstein Horgmo put up 83.25 points for third.

Sochi Olympian Spencer O’Brien was 11th in the women’s event. Full video replays here.

Slopestyle highlights from BEO with the coolest tracking camera shots

Armory Track Invitational

Bottom line: Olympian Cam Levins had a terrific Saturday night winning both the 1-mile and 2-mile races at the Armory Track Invitational in New York.

With start times separated by just 32-minutes, Levins first clocked 3-minutes, 54.74 seconds in the 1-mile only four-tenths off Nathan Brannen’s Canadian indoor record. Levins clearly recovered well, then running the 2-mile in 8-minutes, 15.38 seconds to complete the double.

World Cup luge

Bottom line: Alex Gough won her third silver of the World Cup season on Saturday

READ: Gough wins World Cup silver in Lillehammer 

Alex Gough in Oberhof, Germany in the 2014-15 luge season. World Cup Speed Skating

Bottom line: In Norway, Denny Morrison won a bronze medal in the 1500m while women’s team leader Ivanie Blondin was second in the mass start. 

READ: Morrison, Blondin win World Cup medals in Norway 

Denny MorrisonFreestyle Ski World Cup

Bottom line: World Cup rookie Melissa Corbo won a bronze medal on Friday at an aerials event in Lake Placid, USA.

READ: Corbo captures first aerials World Cup medal 

Melissa Corbo (right) on the women's aerials podium at Lake Placid.

World Cup bobsleigh

Bottom line: Friday saw Kaillie Humphries win a bronze medal in La Plagne, France with brakeman Melissa Lotholz.

READ: Humphries & Lotholz win bronze in La Plagne

Humphries & Lotholz

World Cup moguls

Bottom line: In Lake Placid the women were first and third with Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Andi Naude respectively. The men were in the same spots with Mikaël Kingsbury topping Marc-Antoine Gagnon.  

READ: Moguls stars win four World Cup medals at Lake Placid

Marc-Antoine Gagnon flies through the air at Moguls World Cup at Lake Placid. Photo: Evan Spinosa

Australian Open

Bottom line: Daniel Nestor and French partner Kristina Mladenovic came up short in the Australian Open mixed doubles final.

Nestor and Mladenovic, the defending champions, fell 6-4, 6-3 to 16-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis and her partner, Leander Paes.