According to the Canadian Press on Saturday, Lewis Irving of Quebec City, Quebec won a bronze medal in a World Cup men’s aerials competition in Raubichi, Belarus. For Irving, it was his second World Cup medal of the season and the fifth World Cup medal of his career.
Irving posted a third-place score of 118.14 points. Maxim Burov of Russia won the gold medal with a score of 126.24 points. Stanislav Nikitin of Russia won the silver medal with 124.43 points.
Irving reached the podium by 3.98 points over Makar Mitrafanau of Belarus. Mitrafanau finished in fourth place with a score of 114.16 points.
With the third place finish, Irving is in seventh place in the World Cup standings with 156 points. Burov leads with 500 points.
Irving’s World Cup bronze medal earlier this year came on January 17 in Yaroslavl, Russia. Irving has also previously won bronze in Secret Garden, China on December 16, 2017, silver in Raubichi on February 22, 2020, and bronze in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on March 8, 2020.
There are two more World Cup men’s aerials competitions this season. The first will be in Deer Valley, Utah on February 6, and the second will be in Almaty, Kazakhstan on March 13. The bronze medal for Irving in Belarus will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.