Olympics: Canada's Toutant grabs big air gold at Pyeongchang Games

Olympics: Canada's Toutant grabs big air gold at Pyeongchang Games

Olympics: Canada's Toutant grabs big air gold at Pyeongchang Games

Kyle Mack - first-time olympian for the United States team claimed victory this evening when he landed the first ever frontside triple cork 1440 bloody Dracula advancing his score and ultimately claiming victory!

Sebastien Toutant soothed Canada's wounded pride by winning the first Olympic men's snowboarding big air gold medal on Saturday, taking the title with a combined score of 174.25 from his two best runs in the Pyeongchang Winter Games final.

Toutant's huge second jump secured the gold. Pic Getty
Toutant's huge second jump secured the gold. Pic Getty

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. Chris Corning and Red Gerard, the gold medalist in slopestyle, finished fourth and fifth.

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The big air event, where riders complete two tricks and the total score determines a victor, was a new addition to the Olympic program this year.

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After finishing last in the slopestyle final last Sunday, Toutant said: "I've always been saying, "If you're not first, you're last".

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