Max Parrot of Canada claims slopestyle Olympic gold three years after threatening development end

—Shaun White says Beijing Olympics is his last snowboarding competition


During the men’s snowboard halfpipe public meeting, American Shaun White announced that the Beijing Olympics will be his last snowboarding challenge.

A year after he won Olympic silver in Pyeongchang, Max Parrot couldn’t have been further from a snowboard.

The Canadian had been genuinely exceptional in the world in slopestyle and gigantic air, an alternate X Games medalist who was helping push the game forward. Then, as he set up for another season, he was facing chemotherapy prescriptions.

  • Parrot, still up in the air to have Hodgkin’s lymphoma in December 2018, getting the finding as he was building the snowboarding calling he had ached for since he gotten the game at 9 years old.
  • Amidst chemotherapy medications and a year right after winning his silver honor, he posted a photo of him with it on Instagram. To carry on with a more prominent measure of this again in 3 years is surely a motivation for me, he made.
  • As of now infection free, Parrot wouldn’t absolutely get a more prominent measure of this. He’d move along. He’d get gold.

I had no more muscles, no more energy, no more cardio, Parrot said. I almost expected to stop to a great extent since it was getting so difficult to get to the next morning and to be staying here three years sometime later and winning gold, that was absolutely crazy.

Parrot won the Beijing Olympics slopestyle challenge at Genting Snow Park on Monday with an enormous second run, obliterating China’s Su Yiming in second and individual Canadian Mark McMorris in third. Parrot took care of a triple attachment on all of the three jumps, finishing 1620 degrees of turn on the first and third one.

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