Canada celebrates Team Canada's first medals at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I would like to congratulate Max Parrot and Mark McMorris on winning Canada's first medals of the Olympic Winter Games today in PyeongChang!
Parrot, from Bromont, Québec, and McMorris, from Regina, Saskatchewan, made their respective silver and bronze medal podium finishes in the slopestyle event.
The final was a highly anticipated event for Canadian fans as four talented Team Canada athletes qualified and had to deliver an exemplary performance for a place on the podium. The competition was fierce but our athletes once again showed incredible perseverance and blew us away with amazing performances that resulted in Canada's first medals of the Games!
Along with all Canadians, I am extremely proud of Max and Mark's outstanding performances. They have given our Canadian Olympic team a fantastic start to the Games and have set the stage for future successes.
Canada is a leading sport nation, and each of our athlete's performances is a reflection of our country's amazing athletic talent and national pride.
It is a great honour for me, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to congratulate Max and Mark on their respective silver and bronze achievements. Best wishes to all Canadian athletes for continued success in the Games.
Canadian Olympic Committee – Team Canada athletes
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