Mark MCMORRIS

كندا CAN

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  • الميداليات
    3 B
  • المشاركات
    3
  • المشاركة الأولى
    سوتشي 2014
  • تاريخ الميلاد
    1993
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Mark MCMORRIS

It is often wondered if there is something miraculous about Mark ‘Mark’ McMorris (1993). 

Born and raised in Saskatchewa, that one of the most decorated athletes in snowboarding history should grow up in the flatlands is something of a mystery, but then when it comes McMorris there is often a blurred line between what is possible and impossible. 

Family ski and snowboarding holidays helped turn McMorris’ passion for snow sports into something more. At 11 he joined the Saskatchwean Snowboard Team and soon began competing in slopestyle contests around Canada.

In 2011 it was clear that he was destined for something great after the Canadian won a silver medal in the slopestyle at his first ever X Games. Shortly after, his burgeoning career then hit the big time when he made history after landing the first ever backside triple cork 1440 at Snowmass park in Colorado. 

A year later, McMorris doubled down on his promise after he won double gold at the 2012 X Games in Big Air and slopestyle. It was the first double gold at a Winter X Games since three-time Olympic gold medallist Shaun White achieved the feat in 2009. 

What has come to define McMorris’ career so far is not just his capacity for innovation and his vast medal collection but also, his ability to comeback after injury. Just two weeks ahead of Sochi 2014 McMorris broke his rib at the Winter X Games, meaning his Olympic debut threatened to be marred by injury. But not to be out done the then 21-year-old produced bronze in the Olympic debut of snowboard slopestyle, and Canada’s first medal of the event. 

A freak accident while filming in the backcountry in 2017 nearly derailed everything for McMorris. He sustained multiple injuries including a fractures to his jaw, left arm, pelvis and ribs as well as a ruptured spleen and collapsed left lung; a helicopter evacuation was required.

11 months after his fall McMorris was back wearing representing Canada once again at the Olympics in PyeongChang. A headline-grabbing third place finish in slopestyle certified him as one of the sport’s greatest comeback kings and provided the world with a sharp lesson on what it means to be resilient. 

As Beijing 2022 beckons McMorris only seems to be growing in strength. In 2021 he surpassed Shaun White’s X Games medal record – he now has 20 to White’s 18 – and claimed gold and bronze in the FIS Snowboarding World Championships in Big Air and slopestyle respectively. He will surely be one to watch in China.

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بكين 2022

#10
Men's Snowboard Big Air
Men's Snowboard Big Air Snowboard
B
Men's Snowboard Slopestyle
Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Snowboard
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بيونج تشانج 2018

#10
Men's Big Air
Men's Big Air Snowboarding
B
Men's Slopestyle
Men's Slopestyle Snowboarding
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سوتشي 2014

B
Slopestyle
Slopestyle Snowboarding