The Canadian snowboard team talked a big game coming into the first-ever men's slopestyle competition, but they came up short. In the end, it was a resounding "U-S-A! U-S-A!" chant that broke out at the end of the first medal event of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

When U.S. snowboarding favorite Shaun White dropped out of the slopestyle event to focus on the halfpipe competition, Canadians Max Parrot and Sebastien Toutant criticized the two-time gold medalist by claiming he was withdrawing because he knew he couldn't win, according to Stephanie Myles of Yahoo! Sports Canada.

But after expectations of at the very least two Canadians medaling, only one finished on the podium. Mark McMorris earned the bronze medal behind silver medalist Staale Sandbech of Norway and Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S.

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