Canadians Max Parrot, Mark McMorris take gold and silver at X Games slopestyle
Maxence Parrot of Bromont, Quebec, celebrates his gold medal in the Snowboard Slopestyle world cup final Sunday, January 19, 2014 in Stoneham, Que. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, January 25, 2014 4:52PM EST
ASPEN, Colo. -- Maxence Parrot of Bromont, Que., reached the top of the podium for the second time in as many days at the X Games, winning gold in snowboard slopestyle Saturday.
Parrot, who captured his first X Games gold medal Friday night in the big air competition, scored 96.33 points to edge defending X Games champion Mark McMorris of Regina.
McMorris crashed onto a rail in his third and final run of the day, but finished second with 95.66 points. Stale Sandbech of Norway placed third with 90.00.
All three medallists will compete in Sochi next month when snowboard slopestyle makes its Olympic debut.
Sebastien Toutant of L'Assomption, Que., who will also represent Canada in Russia, placed seventh.
In the women's slopestyle final, Spencer O'Brien of Courtenay, B.C., finished third with 94.00 points.
Norway's Silje Norendal won the gold medal with 96.00 while American Jamie Anderson took silver with 95.66.