Canadian Toutant wins men’s big air gold

Canada’s Sebastien Toutant won the first Olympic men’s snowboarding big air gold medal on Saturday with a combined score of 174.25 from his two best runs.

Toutant’s medal pushes Canada even further past its previous Winter Olympic medal record. Canada currently holds 28 medals. The previous record was 26, captured in Vancouver.

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American Kyle Mack took the silver with 168.75 points, while Britain’s Billy Morgan won the bronze with 168.00.

Earlier in the Winter Games, Max Parrot from Bromont, Que. won a silver medal in men’s slopestyle, and Mark McMorris from Regina earned a bronze.

Norway remains ahead of the pack in the medal count, with 37.

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Mridha Shihab Mahmud is a writer, content editor and photojournalist. He works as a staff reporter at News Hour. He is also involved in humanitarian works through a trust called Safety Assistance For Emergencies (SAFE). Mridha also works as film director. His passion is photography. He is the chief respondent person in Mymensingh Film & Photography Society. Besides professional attachment, he loves graphics designing, painting, digital art and social networking.
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