After collecting 174.25 points from his first two runs, 84.75 and 89.50 respectively, Toutant became the third Canadian man to win a snowboard gold medal at the Winter Olympics. In qualifying eight different riders scored at least 90.00 on one of their jumps, including Toutant.
"The whole reason I wanted to do snowboarding is to bring style into snowboarding, it's the main thing I've always worked at", he added. "Actually, before the last jump I had the chance to do an easier trick and land on the podium, but I chose not to", he said, a welt on his chin from where his face smacked the hard landing area.
"I guess it wasn't my day".
"I'm feeling super thankful", he said. "Super pumped for him".
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Mark McMorris, 24, of Regina, missed his first two tricks and had no shot at a medal with his third jump.
"That feeling, not knowing if it's going to hurt or not, is awful", Toutant said. What else could you say, really?
And Toutant came within inches of a podium-worthy performance himself at slopestyle, just missing the landing on his last trick after an excellent final run.
Earlier he had told how he had watched ten straight episodes in the Olympic athletes' village of his favorite TV drama series which tells how a low level politician rakes over the White House after the President and other senior politicians are massacred.
Sure, the Canadian snowboarder could carve his way down the mountain with his friends.
"We're killing it right now", Mack said.
"We're all about fun", Toutant said. The format is three jumps, best two count. Silver medallist Mack said he was delighted to have pulled off a "frontside bloody Dracula" - a trick that can leave snowboarders with a smashed up mouth if they get it wrong.