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Canada's Toutant wins gold in snowboard big air, USA's Mack second

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Kyle Mack of the United States celebrates his silver medal in the Men's Big Air Snowboard final in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics Saturday at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
Kyle Mack of the United States celebrates his silver medal in the Men's Big Air Snowboard final in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics Saturday at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Canadian snowboarder Sebastien Toutant won gold in men's big air Saturday at the Olympic Games in South Korea's Pyeongchang, scoring a combined 174.25 points.

He was followed by the United States' Kyle Mack (168.75) and Britain's Billy Morgan (168).

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The "Olympic Athletes from Russia" did not qualify for the final part of the competitions.

Toutant is a two-time winner of Winter X Games in the slopestyle. He brought home 11th gold to Canada's team at the 2018 Olympic Games; Canada's team has 28 medals (11-8-9) in total.

The Russian athletes are performing at the Games under the Olympic flag as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" following a decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Olympic Games will be wrapped up on February 25.

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