Max Parrot had the best run of the day as all four Canadian snowboarders qualified for the men's slopestyle final at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday.
Perrine Laffont claimed France's first gold medal of the Games when she beat defending champion Justine Dufour-Lapointe to win the women's freestyle moguls. And that's where his fans were watching from a bar.
The silver and bronze were Canada's first medals of the Games.
Snowboarding - Pyeongchang2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Slopestyle Qualification - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 10, 2018 - Chris Corning of the US competes. He took the silver medal, thanks in large part to a shocking final run from Germany's Felix Loch.
The highest finish by an American in the event belonged to Scott Patterson.
Slopestyle was one of the events that did not fall victim to high winds on Sunday, when the showpiece men's downhill skiing was aborted until Thursday following a pre-dawn meeting of ski chiefs. It was the second day of the team event, during which Canada strengthened its lead, and the US fell to third behind the Russians.
According to The Denver Post, Gerard showed up in South Korea like "an accidental tourist", insisting that "I honestly don't know what the Olympics is". "I'm glad I pulled through that last injury to be here because this is pretty special". I don't like feeling sad.
"It's a duel that motivates me", said Fourcade, the 29-year-old French army officer. Curling, luge, speed skating, and biathlon are among the events on tomorrow.
To make matters worse for NBC, despite the significant tape-delay, several bad words were clearly audible during Gerard's celebration, forcing NBC host Mike Tirico to apologize on air.
Earlier Sunday, strong winds forced the postponement of the showpiece men's downhill alpine skiing race, and a shallow 4.6 magnitude natural disaster jolted parts of eastern South Korea.
"I think I like that better", said Toutant of the extra run in the finals.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea are underway, and with the tremendous athleticism on display from the world's finest athletes and the political history being written around the locale, the Olympics are must-watch TV.