Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Pyeongchang 2018/Snowboard’ Category

Sebastien Toutant’s tenacity earns him inaugural Olympic men’s big air gold

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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Channelling his inner hockey player, Sebastien Toutant kept his "upper-body" injury a secret heading into the Olympic Winter Games. On Saturday, Toutant – cranky back and all – managed the seemingly-impossible task, beating out fellow Canadians Max Parrot and Mark McMorris in the inaugural men's Olympic big air final.

Sebastien Toutant gets a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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Sebastien Toutant didn't get the result he was hoping for in the snowboard slopestyle event, but the 25-year-old bounced back to win gold in the debut of big air at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Ester Ledecka becomes 1st woman to earn 2 golds in different sports at single Winter Games

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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Ester Ledecka won the second leg of an unheard-of Olympic double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding's parallel giant slalom Saturday to go with her surprise skiing victory in the Alpine super-G earlier in the Winter Games.

Pair of Canadians miss cut in men’s snowboard parallel giant slalom

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Canadian snowboarders Jasey-Jay Anderson and Darren Gardner missed the cut in the men's parallel giant slalom competition Saturday at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Canada’s Seb Toutant grabs 1st gold in Olympic snowboard big air

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Canada's Sebastien Toutant won gold in the inaugural Olympic men's snowboard big air final.

Austria’s Anna Gasser takes gold in 1st Olympic women’s snowboard big air final

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Canada's Laurie Blouin and Spencer O'Brien finished a disappointing 10th and 11th in the first Olympic women's snowboard big air final.

Canada’s Max Parrot qualifies for men’s snowboard big air final

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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The inaugural men's big air competition got underway on Wednesday morning in Pyeongchang. Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., scored 92.50 in his second run to grab the top qualifying score of the first heat and guarantee himself a spot in the final.

Sickest spectacle on snow: Big air has big names gunning for gold

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Like characters in a real-life video game, big air competitors will soar off a 49-metre ramp to perform jumps, flips and tricks before landing, hopefully, on their feet. Dangerous? Yes. Thrilling? Yes. Instagram worthy? Absolutely.

Canada’s Laurie Blouin, Spencer O’Brien advance to big air final

Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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Canadian Laurie Blouin is fourth after the qualifying round of the women's big air competition at the Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Get high and become a big air instant expert

Saturday, February 17th, 2018
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Big air is about as straightforward a name as it gets for a sport, but that's where the simplicity ends as boarders only have one shot to showcase their creativity and skill. Here's everything you need to know to instantly become a big air expert.