Canada's Toutant wins Olympic gold in snowboard big air

Kyle Mack of the United States jumps during the men's Big Air snowboard competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea Saturday

Sebastien Toutant won the principal ever Olympic title for men's enormous air, while comrades Max Parrot and Mark McMorris - the pre-occasion top choices - both had different falls that removed them from decoration conflict.

The 25-year-old posted 84.75 points on his first run and 89.50 on his second for a combined score of 174.25 at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre.

Big air jumpers each get three runs to throw down massive tricks, and their two best scores are added together to determine their ranking.

Reigning world silver medalist Chris Corning and slopestyle Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard also competed in the finals for Team USA, finishing just off the podium in fourth and fifth, respectively. Here's what I had said about his accomplishment during my recent Townhall with students, PM tweeted.

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Toutant's victory comes a little less than two weeks after he finished 11th in the slopestyle final.

"A couple of months ago I couldn't even snowboard so it definitely feels great that I'm able to ride at my best and to put the tricks down".

Big air is making its Olympic debut as Games officials reach out to a younger, more hip demographic who are flocking to the X-Games.

The Canadian enjoyed a five-and-half point advantage over Kyle Mack of the United States, who came second, and Britain's Billy Morgan took home the bronze.

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