Vancouver, BC – Laurie Blouin (Stoneham, QC) made history on Saturday morning and claimed Canada’s first gold medal of the 2017 Sierra Nevada World Championships. Despite some challenging course conditions, the Stoneham native stomped her second run to score a 78.00 and lay claim to the title of World Champion. Zoe Sadowski Synnott (NZL) and Japan’s Miyabi Onitsuka rounded off the women’s podium.
“I’m pretty happy, It’s been just an incredible week here” said an ecstatic and humble Blouin after her victory. “I didn’t expect it, you don’t want to be too sure of yourself. But I worked so hard, and that just proved to me that the work that I did was worth it.”
Blouin wowed the judges with a series of solid jumps, including a cab double underflip and finished things off on the rails with a frontside 50-50 180 out.
This is Blouin’s best ever career result after she took second earlier this year at a Slopestyle World Cup in Seiser Alm, Italy.