Marion Thenault and Emile Nadeau win World Cup aerials medals in Quebec

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Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Marion Thenault of Sherbrooke, Quebec and Emile Nadeau of Prevost, Quebec each won World Cup aerials medals for Canada on Saturday. Thenault won bronze in the women’s aerials and Nadeau won bronze in men’s aerials.

Thenault, who won bronze in the mixed team aerials event at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, posted a score of 83.19 points. Karenna Elliott of the United States won the gold medal with 89.18 points. Danielle Scott of Australia won the silver medal with 84.24 points. Thenault reached the podium by 12.69 points over Meiting Chen of China, who finished in fourth place with 70.5 points. This is Thenault’s ninth World Cup medal and second this season. She has three gold medals, three silver medals, and three bronze medals. Thenault’s other World Cup medal this season came on December 3,  as she won gold in Ruka, Finland. In the World Cup moguls standings, Thenault is in fourth place with 211 points. Winter Vinecki of the United States lead with 352 points.

Nadeau posted a score of 105.3 points. Guangpu Qi of China won the gold medal with 124.78 points. Xindi Wang of China won the silver medal with 119.47 points. Nadeau reached the podium by 2.2 points over Yifan Zhang of China, who finished in fourth place with 103.1 points. Nadeau is in 11th place in the World Cup standings with 149 points. Qi leads with 340 points. The medals for Thenault and Nadeau will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

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