Marion Thénault, 20, from Sherbrooke Québec earns her first World Cup podium of her career.
Thénault has been competing on the NorAm circuit since 2019 and appeared in her first World Cup last season in Beaver Valley where she finished 18th.
Thénault had a strong start to the season where she finished top 6 in both Ruka in December and Yaroslavl last week. This marked Thénault’s third super final out of four World Cups events so far in her career. This is an extremely impressive performance from Thénault, an ex-gymnast who transfered to aerial freestyle skiing after participating to the RBC Training Ground program. She has only been training doubles for two years and is fairly new to the World Cup circuit.
Marion qualified in third position. In the finals, she had a strong performance performing a full full for her first jump followed by a double-full full which earned her a score of 90.59. Marion finished the day in the bronze medal position behind Winter Vinecki (1) and Laura Peel (2).
The team is now headed to Raubichi, Belarus for the end of their European World Cup stint before making their way back to North America for the Deer Valley World Cup.
OTHER CANADIAN ATHLETES’ PLACINGS:
Women: Justine Ally (15), Flavie Aumond (20)
Men: Lewis Irving (19), Emile Nadeau (20), Miha Fontaine (28)