Freestyle Canada – Three Canadians In The Top-10 At Klaeppen
|Klaeppen, Sweden, April 9, 2019 – Édouard Therriault won the gold medal in slopestyle at the Junior World Championships in Klaeppen, Sweden. It was the skier’s first participation in this event.
Therriault, who hails from Sainte-Adèle, Que., won the event with a score of 95.00 on his second run. ” I did the same run the second time around but corrected some details and improved on my grabs and I think that those adjustments made the difference “, Therriault said. “My coaches and I were aiming for first place and I have to admit it was a tough battle as there were some pretty big names in the event. This gold medal allows me to get my spot for World Cups next season which is what I was hoping for.” It is also the first ever podium finish on the FIS tour for the 16-year-old athlete.
The other Canadian competitor, Noah Porter Maclennan (Ottawa, ON) finished just short of the podium with a score of 90.40. Porter Maclennan achieved two podium finishes in the 2018/2019 Nor-Am season.
In the women’s event, Skye Clarke (West Vancouver, B.C.) was the best Canadian; she finished fifth. Megan Oldham, who won the crystal globe in slopestyle this season, failed to qualify for the final round and finished ninth. The other two skiers, Josephine Howell (Mount Currie, B.C.) and Olivia Asselin (Lévis, Que.) finished 16thand 17th, respectively.
The Junior World Championships continue on Thursday with the Big Air event.
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