Hamelin eyes Canada’s first gold medal at Winter Games as day 1 gets underway

Hamelin eyes Canada's first gold medal at Winter Games as day 1 gets underway
Hamelin eyes Canada’s first gold medal at Winter Games as day 1 gets underway
"So I’m glad I can be in the position I am to motivate."

The Regina native ended up third, bumped down to bronze by the day’s final rider, Max Parrot, who gave up on going big after the wind spoiled his first run, struggled through his second and then nailed his final, less technical trip down the mountain.

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Play it safe? McMorris broke out a back-triple-1,620 – a trick he hadn’t practised in a month – to close out an improvised second run, and then tried it again on his third run, looking to do it cleaner.

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