Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nicholson, McMorris, Turcotte, Penner Win X Games Medals on Final Day

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nicholson, McMorris, Turcotte, Penner Win X Games Medals on Final Day

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Canada adds four more X Games medals

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ASPEN, Colo. - Canada captured four more medals on the final day of the X Games on Sunday.

Tyler Nicholson of North Bay, Ont., won silver in the snowboard slopestyle final, while Mark McMorris of Regina claimed the bronze.

And Brett Turcotte of Kamloops, B.C., added a silver in the snowmobile best trick, while Josh Penner of Letellier, Que., earned bronze in front of a crowd of about 27,500.

Norway's Marcus Kleveland took the slopestyle gold with a best run score of 91.66, while the 24-year-old Nicholson scored 89.00. McMorris, who won bronze at the Sochi Olympics, scored 87.33 for his best run. The medal was the 23-year-old McMorris's 13th at an X Games.

Kleveland's victory came just days after he made X Games history on the big air jump, landing the world's first backside quadruple cork 1800. …

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