Mark McMorris Beats Shaun White’s Long Standing X-Games Career Medal Record

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Shaun White’s long-standing X-Games medal haul record was topped on Saturday when Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris earned his 19th career Winter X Games medal.

McMorris, 26, took gold in the men’s snowboard big air competition at the Games in Norway, beating Max Parrot and Darcy Sharpe. He had already captured a silver medal in the big air event in Aspen in January.

The victory marks a remarkable turnaround for McMorris who suffered significant injuries after crashing into a tree while snowboarding near Whistler, BC in 2017. He suffered fractures to his jaw, pelvis, ribs and left arm as well as a ruptured spleen and collapsed left lung.

Within 12-months McMorris had won his second Winter Olympics bronze medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in the men’s slopestyle event. At the X Games, he’s totaled nine gold medals, seven silvers and three bronzes—finishing on the podium every year since 2011.

White still holds the career X Games medal record with 23 podium finishes across the Summer and Winter Games.

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