Alexandre Duchaine wins first World Cup men’s aerials medal

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Alexandre Duchaine of Quebec City, Quebec had a weekend to remember when it came to high performance men’s aerials. On Friday, in Deer Valley, Utah, Duchaine came away with his first ever World Cup medal, and it just so happened to be gold.

Duchaine posted a winning score of 102.57 points. Connor Curran of the United States won the silver medal with a score of 102.22 points. Guangpu Qi of China won the bronze medal with 100.81 points. Duchaine reached the podium by 4.58 points. Christopher Lillis of the United States finished in fourth place with 97.99 points.

With the gold medal, Duchaine now has 158 World Cup points. That places him in fourth place in the standings behind Qi with 200 points, Pirmin Werner of Switzerland with 198 points and Lillis with 180 points.

There are three more World Cup men’s aerials events this season. Two are in Duchaine’s home province of Quebec as Lac-Beauport will host World Cup men’s aerials events on February 10 and 11. The final World Cup men’s aerials event will be in Almaty, Kazakhstan on March 10.

Even though Duchaine has never won a World Cup medal, he has had success in Utah before. He won two Nor-Am Cup events there on February 20 and February 24, 2022. Duchaine’s gold medal in Deer Valley will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.

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