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Snowboarder recovers from horrific accident to win Olympic medal

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In March 2017, Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris laid in a hospital bed with fractured ribs, a fractured left arm, pelvis, and jaw, along with a ruptured spleen and collapsed left lung. 

On Saturday, less than a year after he slammed into a tree while backcountry snowboarding, McMorris claimed an Olympic bronze medal in the men’s slopestyle event. 

“I’m trying not to think too much about the past today,” he said to reporters after his improbable victory. “A lot of times I need to pinch…


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