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Canadians Parrot, McMorris finish 1-2 at X Games slopestyle

The Canadian Press

1/25/2014 5:21:42 PM

ASPEN, Colo. - Maxence Parrot of Bromont, Que., reached the top of the podium for the second time in as many days at the X Games, winning gold in snowboard slopestyle Saturday.

Parrot, who captured his first X Games gold medal Friday night in the big air competition, scored 96.33 points to edge defending X Games champion Mark McMorris of Regina.

McMorris crashed onto a rail in his third and final run of the day, but finished second with 95.66 points. Stale Sandbech of Norway placed third with 90.00.

All three medallists will compete in Sochi next month when snowboard slopestyle makes its Olympic debut.

Sebastien Toutant of L'Assomption, Que., who will also represent Canada in Russia, placed seventh.

In the women's slopestyle final, Spencer O'Brien of Courtenay, B.C., finished third with 94.00 points.