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Thursday Feb. 6, 2014 00:09

Sochi contenders: slopestyle snowboarding

The top Canadian and international Olympic medal contenders in slopestyle snowboarding.

  • Mark McMorris is an Olympic slopestyle medal contender
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    Canada's Mark McMorris is a five-time X Games medallist who will compete in his first career Olympic Games in Sochi. McMorris is one of the best snowboarders in the world and is considered a favourite to win gold in slopestyle. (Richard Bord/Getty Images)

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  • Australian Torah Bright looks to make Olympic snowboard history
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    Australian Torah Bright is set to make Olympic history becoming the first snowboarder to qualify for the Olympics in three different events.  She is the reigning Olympic champion in halfpipe but has also proven to be a top contender on the slopestyle course. (Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Sebastien Toutant is aiming for the podium in Sochi
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    Canadian Sebastien Toutant more commonly known as "Seb Toots" is a fierce competitor in slopestyle snowboarding topping the podium at Euro X Games last season. (Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Silje Norendal aims for slopestyle gold in Sochi
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    Norway's Silje Norendal enters the Olympics in Sochi off a dominating win at X Games in Aspen, Colo. Norendal has proven to e a top contender on the world snowboard tour. (Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images) 

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  • Peetu Piiroinen of Finland is a slopestyle medal contender in Sochi
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    Peetu Piiroinen of Finland is one of the most successful riders ever on the world snowboard tour winning the overall title for the fourth time in his career in 2013. He is one of the top medal contenders in slopestyle snowboarding at the Olympics. (Richard Bord/Getty Images)

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  • Enni Rukajarvi aims for gold in Sochi slopestyle event
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    Enni Rukajårvi of Finland won the overall world tour title in 2009 at the end of her rookie season as a professional snowboarder. In 2011, she became the first rookie to win X Games slopestyle gold and has since added a handful of other wins to her collection. She is definitely one to watch in slopestyle in Sochi. (Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • American slopestyle snowboarder Chas Guldemond a top medal contender
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    American Chas Guldemond was crowned champion of the world snowboard tour in 2012 and remains a top contender at slopestyle contests around the world. (Harry How/Getty Images)

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  • American Jamie Anderson a top slopestyle contender in Sochi
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    American Jamie Anderson won her first slopestyle contest at the age of 15 and hasn't looked back. She is a seven-time X Games medallist including four wins. (Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images) 

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  • Staale Sandbech is a strong slopestyle snowboarder
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    Staale Sandbech became the youngest Norwegian to compete at the Olympics in 82 years at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games in halfpipe. He is know on the world tour as a versatile rider who can do it all and is a top contender in slopestyle. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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  • Spencer O'Brien is Canada's top ladies slopestyle snowboarding contender
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    Spencer O'Brien is Canada's top medal contender in slopestyle snowboarding. O'Brien comes into the Sochi Olympics after winning bronze at X Games in Aspen, Colo. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

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  • Seppe Smits of Belgium looking for slopestyle glory in Sochi
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    Seppe Smits of Belgium won bronze at world championships in 2012 and followed it up with another bronze medal at X Games in 2013. He is known for throwing down difficult tricks in big air events and will no doubt leave it all on the hill in slopestyle at the Olympics. (Krister Sorbo/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Šárka Pančochová is a top slopestyle snowboard contender in Sochi
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    Šárka Pančochová of the Czech Republic won silver at X Games in 2013 and was crowned overall world snowboard tour champion at the end of the season. She is one of the strongest riders in the slopestyle field at the Olympics in Sochi. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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  • Maxence Parrot heading to Sochi after double gold at X Games
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    Canadian snowboarder Maxence Parrot is riding high heading into the Olympics after   double gold medal performance in big air and slopestyle at X Games. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

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  • Mark McMorris is an Olympic slopestyle medal contender
  • Australian Torah Bright looks to make Olympic snowboard history
  • Sebastien Toutant is aiming for the podium in Sochi
  • Silje Norendal aims for slopestyle gold in Sochi
  • Peetu Piiroinen of Finland is a slopestyle medal contender in Sochi
  • Enni Rukajarvi aims for gold in Sochi slopestyle event
  • American slopestyle snowboarder Chas Guldemond a top medal contender
  • American Jamie Anderson a top slopestyle contender in Sochi
  • Staale Sandbech is a strong slopestyle snowboarder
  • Spencer O'Brien is Canada's top ladies slopestyle snowboarding contender
  • Seppe Smits of Belgium looking for slopestyle glory in Sochi
  • Šárka Pančochová is a top slopestyle snowboard contender in Sochi
  • Maxence Parrot heading to Sochi after double gold at X Games

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