Lewis Irving wins World Cup aerials bronze in Russia

Lewis Irving (Mateusz Kielpinski, FIS) (With permission)

According to The Canadian Press on Sunday, Lewis Irving of Quebec City, Quebec won the bronze medal in a World Cup men’s aerials competition in Yaroslavl, Russia. For Irving, it was his fourth World Cup medal of his career, and second medal in Russia.

Irving posted a score of 120.36 points. Maxim Burov of Russia won the gold medal with a score of 125.34 points. Stanislav Nikitin of Russia won the silver medal with a score of 123.98 points. Irving reached the podium by 4.43 points. Pirmin Werner of Switzerland finished in fourth place with a score of 115.93 points.

One reason why Irving did not post as strong of a score as Burov and Nikitin was due to degree of difficulty. Irving’s degree of difficulty was only at 4.425, while the degree of difficulty on the jumps for Burov and Nikitin were 4.525.

With the bronze medal, Irving is currently in 10th place in the World Cup men’s aerials standings with 84 points. Burov leads with 300 points.

Irving’s previous World Cup aerials medals were a bronze medal in Secret Garden, China on December 16, 2017, a silver medal in Raubichi, Belarus on February 2, 2020, and a bronze medal in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on March 8, 2020. The bronze medal for Irving in Yaroslavl, will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 

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