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Canada’s Toutant wins X-Games bronze; McMorris finishes sixth
Mark McMorris of Regina, Sask., reacts at the end of his run in the slopestyle event Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at the FIS Snowboard World Championship in Stoneham, Que. (Clement Allard / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:53AM CST
OSLO - Canada's Sebastien Toutant came up big in his second and final run to take home the bronze medal in men's snowboard slopestyle on Friday at the Oslo X-Games.
The l'Assomption, Que., native scored 84.00 points to join Sven Throgren of Sweden and Stale Sandbech of Norway on the men's podium.
Toutant delivered a strong second run, completing a very technical rail section before launching a cab 1260 nose grab, backside 1440 mute, and a frontside double cork 1080.
Mark McMorris of Regina, Sask., the reigning Olympic bronze medallist in slopestyle, finished sixth while Max Parrot of Bromont, Que. was eighth.
Courtenay, B.C., native Spencer O'Brien was the lone Canadian in the women's field. She finished fifth.