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One day after winning the gold in the Big Air competition, Max Parrot doubled down on gold at the 2014 Winter X Games with a stellar performance in the men's slopestyle competition.
As pointed out by the event on Twitter, which also provides video highlights, Parrot (96.33) edged out fellow Canadian Mark McMorris (95.66) to claim his second gold medal of the games:
Norway's Stale Sandbech rounded out the top three with a score of 90.
As part of his winning run, Parrot busted out an incredible series of moves during the rails portion, as described by Colin Bane of ESPN, who relayed some post-run comments from the champ:
Parrot got technical in the rail section, with a Cab 270 on the down rail, a hardway to backside 450 on the down-flat-down rail and a 270 on the up-flat-down rail, before going big in the jumps with a frontside double cork 1080, double cork backside rodeo, Cab triple underflip and backside triple cork 1440.
"In the jumps, pretty much all the riders have the same tricks, so everything comes down to who's going to step up the game on the rails," Parrot said. "That's why I tried the hardway backside 450 in. I've never done that trick before so I was really stoked today."
Note: Results courtesy of ESPN.com