He could have tried to execute a series of much more hard tricks, but elected to be a little bit more cautious and put together a run that gave him a score of 85.2 points.
McMorris had been sitting atop the standings after his second-run score of 85.20 before American Redmond Gerard surpassed him with 87.16 points in his final attempt. He was edged off the top of podium by legendary Dutchman Sven Kramer, who broke his own Olympic record to take his third straight gold in the event in six minutes 9.76 seconds. "But I made the most out of it and I got everything out of myself that I had".
Canada is on the board when it comes to medals at the Pyongchang Olympics. "It's definitely emotional to be here, and I'm just happy to be through to the finals", he said.
"It was for one stupid mistake; I wish I could take that back every day of my life".
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McMorris, who could have another chapter in his story when he goes in the big air competition in Pyeongchang, added: "I've been really stuck in the contest scene for a while, or on a death bed, so I'm pretty stoked".
It was a disappointing day for Norway, which had three riders in the competition.
In the women's moguls, France's Perrine Laffont won gold with a score of 78.65 while defending Olympic Champion Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada claimed silver and Kazakhstan's Yulia Galysheva took bronze. Canada has won nine medals in the history of the Olympic Winter Games in men's snowboarding, but it is the first time that two Canadians landed on the same podium in an Olympic snowboarding event.
At Alpensia, Arnd Peiffer of Germany won gold in the men's biathlon 10km sprint, with silver going to Michal Krcmar of the Czech Republic and bronze to Italy's Dominik Windisch.
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Since the start of the year, prices for developed-market sovereign bonds have been in decline, sending yields sharply higher. European stocks saw across-the-board losses, led by the Germany's blue-chip DAX, which lost 2.6 percent, or 330 points.
Switzerland has progressed into the mixed doubles semifinals following a dramatic last stone from Jenny Perret secured three points and clinched a 9-8 victory over Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR).
"We did some relaxing, some sleeping, played some air hockey, just tried to think of nothing of curling and then go out now on the ice with blank sheets and do our best - and it worked", he said. "The judging is out of your hands and so you just have to try your best and that is what I did and I was rewarded".
SOLID GRIP - Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir scored 80.51 points for their short dance to help Canada lead in figure skating's team event. "I mean, might as well, we're here, it's the Olympics", he said.
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The federal Office of Management and Budget told federal agencies to plan for a "limited shutdown" of perhaps a few hours. That would put the Senate vote no earlier than about 2:30 a.m. "I didn't come up here to be part of somebody's club".