High-flying snowboard crew poised to deliver Canada's 1st medal of Games
Max Parrot, Mark McMorris, Sebastian Toutant, Tyler Nicholson hope for podium sweep
Canada's first medal in Pyeongchang could come courtesy of its high-flying men's snowboard crew, as all four qualified for tonight's slopestyle final, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Max Parrot from Bromont, Que. finished first in qualifying with a 87.36-point second run, edging out Regina's Mark McMorris, who scored an 86.83, good for third in qualifying.
Joining them in the 12-man final are Sebastien Toutant, from L'Assomption, Que., and North Bay, Ont.'s Tyler Nicholson.
The start list is in reverse order of qualifying, so Parrot will go last in each of the three runs, with top score determining the winner. McMorris starts in 10th, Toutant seventh and Nicholson fourth.
Norway, led by 18-year-old Marcus Kleveland, also qualified four boarders for the final. Kleveland will start in 11th, between Parrot and McMorris.
McMorris, who won bronze in slopestyle's debut in Sochi, has a chance to win gold less than a year after a near-fatal crash left the 24-year-old with a broken jaw, broken ribs, broken arm, raptured spleen, stable pelvic fracture, a collapsed lung.