McMorris edges Parrot for gold in X Games big air
Canadian snowboarders separated by single point in final
Canadians Mark McMorris and Max Parrot finished first and second, respectively, in the big air event at the X Games in Oslo, Norway on Saturday.
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McMorris scored a total of 85 points for his two best runs, while Parrot was close behind with 84 points.
Mark McMorris is your Men’s Snowboard Big Air gold medalist at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XGames?src=hash">#XGames</a> Norway! <a href="https://t.co/ZlMdDlUcQr">pic.twitter.com/ZlMdDlUcQr</a>—@XGames
Norway's Torgeir Bergrem was third with 79 points, while Canada's Sebastien Toutant, who earned bronze in the slopestyle event on Friday, also had 79 points and finished fourth.
Cab 1800! Max Parrot 💥! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/XGames?src=hash">#XGames</a> <a href="https://t.co/J7NdMSA8Zn">pic.twitter.com/J7NdMSA8Zn</a>—@XGames
On the women's side, Canadian Spencer O'Brien finished fifth with 58 points, eight back of winner Silje Norendal of Norway.
American Julia Marino (65 points) was second, while Anna Gasser of Austria (62 points) took bronze.