Winter Olympics: USA's Kyle Mack lands silver in snowboarding big air


Canada sits second in the medal standings with a total of 29 after the men's hockey team won bronze and snowboarder Sebastien Toutant won gold in the inaugural men's big air event on Saturday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The 17-year-old won gold in slopestyle earlier at these Olympics but wasn't really considered a medal threat in big air. Competing in his third Winter Games, the 29-year-old came away with a career-best result, just six seconds shy of the podium.

Billy Morgan of Great Britain earned bronze in front of a boisterous crowd at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre.

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Parrot, 23, was in position to knock Toutant from the top of the podium with his final run, but he flubbed his jump. For Run 2, he moved on to the cab triple cork 1800 - one of the biggest tricks attempted in this contest - but couldn't land it. He qualified for the slopestyle finals but fell short of a medal. His total score of 168.75 narrowly edged out Morgan's score of 168.00.

Norway's Torgeir Bergrem ended up seventh having led after the first run with 88.50 points, the second best single-run score of the competition.

Mack eventually took the silver medal after a final round in which only two of 11 competitors landed cleanly, while Chris Corning (USA) won the bronze medal.

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TV binge watcher Kyle Mack managed to pull himself away from his TV screen tonight and land himself an Olympic silver medal. With the inclusion of the Big Air event at the 2018 Olympic Games, Toutant was able to achieve the legendary feat.

Fellow Canadian snowboarders Max Parrot and Mark McMorris finished ninth and 10th, respectively.

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TV binge watcher Kyle Mack managed to pull himself away from his TV screen tonight and land himself an Olympic silver medal. Mantia came in fourth place and American teammates Shani Davis and Mitchell Whitmore took 7th and 10th, respectively.