Mark McMorris does the unthinkable, wins bronze at the Winter Games 11 months after breaking 17 bones
Not all of us believe in miracles. But miracles do happen and today we are going to talk about a man achieved an amazing feat which will force you to believe in miracles. We are talking about Mark McMorris who was battling for life eleven months ago having broken 17 bones in a snowboarding accident . He also suffered a collapsed lung and ruptured his spleen and had little hope of surviving.
But the 24 year old did not stop there. He had other ideas and participated in the Pyeongchang Winter Games in the snowboard slopestyle. And you won’t believe me, Mark sealed the third medal, which is the bronze, as he finished behind Red Gerard (gold) and Max parrot (silver).
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McMorris did the unthinkable and the remarkable feat was applauded by Lindsey Vonn, the US ski ‘queen’. She took it to popular social media website twitter, and tweeted a split image of Mark McMorris, one half of the Canadian in a hospital bed with numerous tubes attached to him and the other showing him super excited after winning the bronze at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
“This is amazing!” Vonn tweeted to her 987,000 followers.
Mark spoke to the media after achieving the feat and he told us about his journey from near death to the top of the world.
“I don’t want to think too much about the past today, but I appreciate the fact I’m here on my snowboard,” he said.
“Whatever the outcome was today, just me being pumped on being able to ride a snowboard.”
“I think a lot of time I need to pinch myself because now I feel so good and comfortable on my board, but eight months ago I probably didn’t think I was going to be able to snowboard at this level ever again.”
“It’s all good from my standpoint. I’m just lucky to be here.”