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Last-place time he nearly died in a snowboarding coincidence. Now he’s prevailed copper at the Olympics

( CNN) Eleven months ago Mark McMorris lay waiting for a save helicopter in the backcountry near Whistler, British Columbia, with a fractured mouth, a ruptured spleen, internal bleeding, multiple ruined bones and a collapsed lung. But on Sunday, a beaming McMorris stood proudly on the Olympic podium after acquiring the copper medal in men’s … Read More