Edouard Therriault of Lorraine, Quebec won a silver medal in a men’s World Cup big air skiing event in Beijing on Saturday (late Friday night in Canada). This is the second World Cup medal for Therriault as he won the bronze medal in a men’s slopestyle skiing event in Fort Romeu, France on January 16, 2022. He also won the silver medal in the men’s big air freestyle skiing event at the 2021 World Freestyle Skiing Championships in Aspen, Colorado.
On Saturday in Beijing, Therriault had a total score of 181.75 points. Alexander Hall of the United States won the gold medal with 182 points. Andri Ragettli of Switzerland won the bronze medal with 179.75 points. Therriault reached the podium by 2.25 points over Miro Tabanelli of Italy. Tabanelli finished in fourth place with 179.5 points.
This was the second straight time this season that a Canadian reached the World Cup podium in a men’s big air freestyle skiing event. On October 19, Dylan Deschamps of Quebec City, Quebec won the gold medal in Chur, Switzerland.
In the World Cup men’s big air standings, Therriault is in sixth place with 80 points. Deschamps is the leader with 100 points. The silver medal for Therriault will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.