Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Quebec City, Quebec won the bronze medal on Saturday in men’s big air skiing at the 2019 World Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing Championships in Park City, Utah. It is Beaulieu-Marchand’s first career World Championship medal. He previously won the bronze medal in men’s slopestyle skiing at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
In the men’s big air skiing final heat in Park City on Saturday, Beaulieu-Marchand posted 183.25 points. Fabian Boesch of Switzerland won the gold medal with 186 points. Henrik Harlaut of Sweden won the silver medal with 184 points.
Beaulieu-Marchand reached the podium by 2.75 points over Alexander Hall of the United States. This was Beaulieu-Marchand’s third medal at a major competition in the United States in 2019. At the 2019 Winter X Games, Beaulieu-Marchand won a silver medal in the men’s slopestyle skiing and men’s big air skiing. The men’s slopestyle skiing finals take place on Wednesday, There is no doubt that Beaulieu-Marchand will be a medal contender for Canada in men’s big air skiing and men’s slopestyle skiing at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Men’s big air skiing will be making its Olympic debut three years from now in China.
Canada has got off to a marvelous start at the 2019 World Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing Championships. They lead the overall medal standings with four after the first three days of competition. Canada’s other three medals came in ski cross as Marielle Thompson of Vancouver, British Columbia won the gold medal in women’s ski cross and Brady Leman of Calgary, Alberta and Kevin Drury of Toronto, Ontario won silver and bronze respectively in men’s ski cross.