McMorris advances to slopestyle final
Regina snowboarder Mark McMorris advanced to the Winter Olympics slopestyle final after posting the second-highest score with an 83.30 in qualification.
The 2018 Olympic bronze medallist in the sport was one of three Canadians to advance including Sebastien Toutant (71.06, seventh) and Max Parrot (70.11, 10th) after the two qualification runs.
“To be given a berth into tomorrow’s final and at least have a shot at a medal, that’s the most important,” McMorris told reporters after the qualification.
The three Canadians will compete for Olympic gold on Day 3, Sunday, Feb. 6, beginning at 10:10 p.m. (SK time). It is the third straight Olympics Canadian has three or more athletes in the final of the event.
Saskatoon’s Emily Clark and the Canadian women’s hockey will play its third round robin game of the tournament in a meeting with the Russian Olympic Committee at 10:10 p.m. (SK time)
Olympic Notes: Canada finished off the podium in women’s moguls, women’s slopestyle snowboard, men’s 5,000-metre long track speed skating, luge and skiathlon… Strong winds forced the delay of the men’s downhill event into Day 3… Mixed curlers John Morris and Rachel Homan will play a final round robin game on Day 3. A win would advance the duo to the semifinals… Canada’s medal count is 2 (0 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze)