Laurie Blouin wins World Cup bronze in women’s big air snowboarding in China

Laurie Blouin (Christopher Morris, Canadian Olympic Committee, with permission)

Canadian Olympic silver medalist Laurie Blouin of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Quebec won a bronze medal on Saturday in a World Cup women’s big air snowboarding competition in Beijing, China. It is Blouin’s fourth career World Cup medal in women’s snowboarding and second in women’s big air snowboarding.

Blouin posted a score of 156 points. Anna Gasser of Austria won the gold medal with 182.25 points. Miyabi Onitsuka of Japan won the silver medal with 176 points.

Blouin reached the podium by 5.75 points over Zoi Sadowski Synnott of New Zealand. Sadowski Synnott finished in fourth place with a score of 150.25 points.

Blouin’s previous World Cup podium finish in women’s big air snowboarding came in Canada as she won a silver medal in Quebec City, Quebec on March 24, 2018. Blouin’s two other World Cup podium finishes came in women’s slopestyle snowboarding. The first was a silver medal in Cardrona, New Zealand on August 22, 2015 and the second was a silver medal in Seiser Alm, Italy on January 27, 2017. Blouin’s Olympic silver medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang¬†came in women’s slopestyle snowboarding.

There will be only one more World Cup big air snowboarding competition for the rest of the 2018-19 season. Quebec City will be the host site from March 14-17, 2019. A World Cup in Oslo, Norway was cancelled from the schedule.

 

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