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Mark McMorris

Olympic bronze medallist snowboarder Mark McMorris very quickly proved he had the talent and temperament to match the hype around his fledgling career.

The big air and slopestyle specialist was still a teenager when he turned professional in 2010 but a year later became the first person to land a backside triple cork 1440 - a trick many thought impossible.

In 2012 he became a double Winter X Games champion and he soon had an Olympic Winter Games medal in his growing collection,

The Canadian scored 88.75 points to finish third behind American Sage Kotsenburg and Norway's Staale Sandbech (91.75) in slopestyle at the sport’s debut at Sochi 2014.

A fearless approach has seen McMorris sustain more than his fair share of injuries and interrupted his World Cup career. But when fit he has been a star performer, notably in the 2016/17 season when McMorris won the big air title, the super series title and the overall freestyle crystal globe.

McMorris has won 15 medals at the Winter X Games, including seven golds and also picked up slopestyle silver at the 2013 World Championships in Stoneham, Canada.