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Parrot wins Winter X Games gold in Aspen

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According to ESPN, Maxence Parrot of Cowansville, Quebec won a gold medal in the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado for the second straight day on Saturday when he finished first in the men's slopestyle snowboarding final.

Parrot, who won the Big Air Final on Friday, put down a score of 96.33 points to beat his Canadian Olympic teammate Mark McMorris of Regina, Saskatchewan by 0.67 points. Stale Sandbech of Norway won the bronze medal with a score of 90 points.

Parrot executed a backside triple cork and a triple wildcat on Saturday in what American snowboarder Chas Guldemond called "a narly" competition.

There was controversy in the middle of the competition when McMorris posted a score of 95.66 points to pass Parrot's first round score of 94 points. McMorris moved into first even though he did not seem to have the same degree of difficulty with his jumps compared to Parrot. However according to ESPN, judge Tom Zikas stated that McMorris performed better on the rails in his second run than Parrot performed in his first run.

Parrot is red hot as of late. He won a World Cup competition in Quebec and will now go into the 2014 Olympic Winter Games as a gold medal contender.



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