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Athlete Goes From Breaking 17 Bones To Winning Olympic Medal In 11 Months

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  • Canadian athlete Mark McMorris, who was fighting for his life after breaking 17 bones roughly eleven months back, won a bronze medal at PyeongChang Winter Games
  • McMorris had broken 17 bones, besides suffering a collapsed lung and ruptured spleen after he slammed into a tree while snowboarding in March, 2017.

Canadian athlete Mark McMorris, who was fighting for his life after breaking 17 bones roughly eleven months back, won a bronze medal at PyeongChang Winter Games’ snowboard slopestyle event on Sunday. McMorris broke 17 bones, besides suffering a collapsed lung and ruptured spleen after he slammed into a tree while snowboarding in March, 2017.

McMorris, after winning bronze, reflected upon his journey so far.

He said that he doesn’t want to think too much about the past and that he appreciates the fact that he is able to snowboard. The Canadian athlete spoke about how he needs to pinch himself at times because how good and comfortable he feels on his board.

He won bronze at Sochi 2014 and has achieved numerous Winter X Games gold.

Meanwhile, the 17-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard became the first Winter Olympics champion from this millennium to win a gold medal.

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