The Men's Parallel Giant Slalom (PGS) will be held today at Cypress Mountain outside Vancouver. After nearly two weeks of emotional highs and lows, this event marks the final snowboarding event of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Fittingly, it's an event that promises to be emotional for a variety of reasons.
The competition will be fierce, with perennial European contenders like the Schoch brothers of Switzerland and a number of Austrians, including 2006 Bronze medalist Siegfried Grabner, contending today. How much of a factor course conditions and weather will play remain to be seen, but if the race turns out anything like the women's event yesterday, start position could be of the utmost importance for the men.
American Chris Klug looks to repeat (or improve upon) his surprise Bronze medal from Torino in 2006. American teammate Tyler Jewell will join him up at Cypress today.