Snowboarder recovers from horrific accident to win Olympic medal


In March 2017, Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris laid in a hospital bed with fractured ribs, a fractured left arm, pelvis, and jaw, along with a ruptured spleen and collapsed left lung. 

On Saturday, less than a year after he slammed into a tree while backcountry snowboarding, McMorris claimed an Olympic bronze medal in the men’s slopestyle event. 

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“I’m trying not to think too much about the past today,” he said to reporters after his improbable victory. “A lot of times I need to pinch myself. There have been some low times, but these high times make it worthwhile.”  Read more…

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