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Champion Redmond Gerard of the US (C), second-placed Max Parrot of Canada (L) and third-placed Mark Mcmorris of Canada pose for group pohotos after the Men's Snowboard Slopestyle at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at the Phoenix Snow Park in PyeongChang, South Korea, on February 11, 2018.

In other results, Canada's mixed-doubles curling team of John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes finished round-robin play with a 7-3 rout of South Korea.

Gerard, the 17-year-old from the United States, put up a 87.16 in his final run after struggling in his first two opportunities.

SOLID GRIP - Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir scored 80.51 points for their short dance to help Canada lead in figure skating's team event. - Regina snowboarder Mark McMorris on winning a bronze medal in slopestyle less than a year after suffering life-threatening injuries in a backcountry crash.

And in luge, Calgary's Sam Edney finished sixth in his final Olympic men's singles race.

According to CBC, McMorris was knocked unconscious from the fall and had to be airlifted to Vancouver for emergency surgery to control his bleeding and also fix the breaks to his jaw and arm.

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He suffered numerous injuries including breaks to his jaw and left arm, a ruptured spleen, a stable pelvic fracture, and a collapsed left lung in that accident making many wonder if he would be able to compete in Pyongchang. He spent 10 days in hospital and was on a liquid diet for six weeks.

"I said to myself, 'Listen Max, you fell two straight times". McMorris showed he could do it by winning a World Cup just eight months after the crash.

The final was a highly anticipated event for Canadian fans as four talented Team Canada athletes qualified and had to deliver an exemplary performance for a place on the podium.

Parrot and McMorris will renew acquaintances in the big air event on February 20, so fans will have to wait a bit for another frenemy face-off. I crossed that finish line knowing that no matter what happened next, this was it.

"I was just trying to catch that guy in front of me".

Reflecting on his fourth Olympic gold medal, and his third consecutive 5000m title, Kramer said that his secret to success was that "I just really love what I'm doing".


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