December 18, 2018

Mark McMorris, Max Parrot win Canada's first two medals at Winter Olympics

11 February 2018, 07:52 | Anna Jefferson

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There are two heats, with the second scheduled to start at 1130 local time (0230 GMT).

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With rivals Sebastien Toutant, Gerard and Parrot still struggling to land a clean run, McMorris took control of the contest with a spectacular second run, finishing with a backside triple cork 1620 to score 85.20 and take the lead.

The 17-year-old Gerard, the youngest in the competition, landed a flawless backside triple cork 1440 on his final run and despite Parrot landing the same trick on the final run of the day the judges favoured the American. They're some of the strongest countries when it comes to the event.

The injuries were so severe that McMorris feared he might lose his life. "I'm sore a lot, but (that's) to be expected", he said.

The eight participants in curling mixed doubles are already four matches into their Olympic experience. They were the heavy favorites going into the event, so it wasn't surprising.

Canada's John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes were expected to be 4-0 heading into Friday's clash with the Swiss, but they were upset by Norway on the first day of competition.

The victor of Friday's contest could end up in a great position for the No. 1 seed in the medal rounds, while the loser will be scrambling to qualify for the top four in a congested field.

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