Seb Toots Wins First Ever Men’s Big Air Gold at 2018 Winter Olympics
If this was 242 years ago, Great Britain would have just swept the inaugural snowboarding men’s Big Air final at the Winter Olympics. But it is 2018, and the former colonies stuck it to the throne once again with Canada and the United States topping Great Britain in South Korea.
Canada’s Sebastian Toutant secured his gold in the best-two-out-of-three-run format with a backside 1620 sent deep into the heart of the stadium. Channeling his forefathers pioneering strength to stick the landing, it was as if his board was coated with all the maple syrup in Canada. To back him up, the USA’s Kyle Mack threw a Bloody Dracula 1440 to earn him second. We are just glad he didn’t pull a Bloody Werewolf or else the silver in the end might have killed him. And all jokes aside, we couldn’t be more stoked for Billy Morgan! After falling on his first run, he landed a backside triple and a frontside triple 1440 under pressure to earn himself the bronze!
Mark McMorris might have failed to crack the podium after falling on his first two attempts, but the snowboarding world let out a collective yell as he boosted a Method on his final drop. Carlos Garcia Knight, Red Gerard, Max Parrot and the rest of the field either failed to put down two runs, or just didn’t have enough to break into the top three. It was definitly a show for the debut of Big Air into the Olympics, and we are sure there will be plenty of stories coming out about the event in the weeks to come… so for now, we just want to say thanks to everyone for putting on a show, and congrats to Seb, Kyle, and Billy on the medals! You guys deserved it!