Teen Gerard wins slopestyle snowboarding for USA's 1st gold medal

Norway, Canada show off in slopestyle

Norway, Canada show off in slopestyle

That last boarder was Parrot, who adjusted his run after falling on the same trick during his first two runs.

Parrot washed out in his first two runs but nailed his final trip through the tricky series of rails and jumps to post a score of 86.00.

McMorris thought he was going to die after the incident, but he was overjoyed after winning his second Olympic medal so soon into his comeback.

Max Parrot of Cowansville, Quebec won the Olympic silver medal and Mark McMorris of Regina, Saskatchewan won the Olympic bronze medal in the men's slopestyle snowboarding.

Nicknamed "The Iron Lady", the 37-year-old Bjørgen won her eleventh Olympic medal, overtaking fellow cross-country skier Raisa Smetanina, who won 10 medals competing for the Soviet Union and the Unified Team between 1976 and 1992.

Less than 11 months later - despite a laundry list of injuries including a ruptured spleen, fractured jaw and left arm, collapsed lung, pelvic fracture, and rib fractures - McMorris collected the second bronze of his career with a score of 85.20 on his second run.

While he might not have fully stuck his landing, he told National Post, he's happy he didn't hold back, saying: "It's worse when you play it safe and it doesn't work out".

It is a great honour for me, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to congratulate Max and Mark on their respective silver and bronze achievements. "I probably shouldn't even be here", said the seven-time X-Games champion.

That initial investment paid off big time Saturday at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. "I had some low times, but these high times make it worthwhile".

"I didn't think I'd ever snowboard again when I was laying there after I hit that tree", he said.

Parrot reached the podium by 4.99 points over Staale Sandbech of Norway, who had 81.01 points.

"To not really snowboard much the past two years and still get on a podium, it's pretty cool", said McMorris, 24.

The next chapter of the McMorris-Parrot rivalry will unfold February 20 and 23, when big air snowboarding makes its Olympic debut.