It doesn’t get more emotional: Canada’s Max Parrott is the new Olympic champion in slopestyle. He was diagnosed with cancer three years ago.
Canadian freestyle snowboarder Max Parrott is the new Olympic slopestyle champion. After a silver four years ago in Pyeongchang, the 27-year-old is on top in Beijing and pursuing her dream of a gold medal. Silver went to Yiming Su (China) and bronze went to Mark McMorris (Canada).
The story of Max Parrott is special. He was diagnosed with lymph node cancer at the end of 2018, nine months later he won a gold medal in X Games And now he is ascending the Olympic throne. Status turned freestyle star, who says: “If I had the chance to go back two years and not get cancer, I wouldn’t want that.”
McMorris served with a bronze
While Parrot looked at the camera in disbelief and won with his first run, for which he scored 90.96, his teammate McMorris was very disappointed with the bronze. Gold was his stated goal. But it didn’t work out as the jury “only” rated his final run with 88.53 points – so he only had to give way to the 17-year-old Chinese Yiming Su (88.70 points).
Olympic champion Redmond Gerrard of Pyeongchang of the United States was an ungrateful fourth.
German freestyler with misfortune with injuries
Two German starters Leon Wokensperger (Rosenheim) and Noah Viktor (Bischofswizen) missed out on the final in the premiership of German athletes in the Olympic discipline, which has only been Olympic for eight years. Neither luck favored nor injured himself. The bitter diagnosis was a bruised rib (Vockensperger) and a dislocated shoulder (Victor).
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