Canadians once again flexed their freestyle muscle, with Mark McMorris (Regina, SK), Max Parrot (Bromont, QC) and Sebastien Toutant (L’Assomption, QC) all qualifying for Friday night’s Olympic Men’s Big Air Final. Canadians will now make up 3 of the 12 spots in the inaugural Men’s final. Tyler Nicholson (North Bay, ON) finished just outside the final in 13th place overall.
With Max Parrot the sole Canadian in heat 1, Parrot flew the flag with style, taking home top spot in his heat by landing a Frontside Triple Cork 1440 to grab a score of 92.50. Heat 2 featured 3 Canadians, with Mark McMorris’ Switch Backside Triple cork 1620 scoring him 95.75 and allowing him to take 3rd, with Sebastien Toutant’s Cab Triple cork 1620 grabbing him a 91.00 and 5th place.
Women’s Big Air Schedule update
Due to anticipated weather, the Women’s Big Air final has been moved up a day and will be shown tomorrow, Wednesday, February 21st on CBC Olympics starting at 4:30 PM PT/7:30 PM ET. Olympic Silver Medalist Laurie Blouin (Stoneham, QC) and Spencer O’Brien (Courtenay, BC) will both take part in the 12 rider final.