Marion Thenault wins World Cup women’s aerials gold in Kazakhstan

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Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Marion Thenault of Sherbrooke, Quebec won the gold medal on Sunday in a World Cup women’s aerials event in Almaty, Kazakhstan. For Theanult, it was her fourth World Cup gold medal and 10th medal overall. Thenault also has three silver medals and three bronze medals.

Thenault posted a winning score of 94.11 points. Danielle Scott of Australia won the silver medal with 87.25 points. Fanyu Kong of China won the bronze medal with 82.21 points. Thenault reached the podium by 12.84 points over Nuo Xu of China, who was in fourth place with 81.27 points.

This was the final World Cup women’s aerials event of the season. In the World Cup standings, Thenault finished in third place with 311 points. Scott won the Crystal Globe with 420 points. Winter Vinecki of the United States was in second place with 378 points.

Of Thenault’s 10 career World Cup medals, three have come this year. She previously won gold in Ruka, Finland on December 3, and bronze in Lac-Beauport, Quebec on February 10. Thenault’s other World Cup win was in Le Relais, Quebec on January 21, 2023.

Thenault’s Olympic bronze medal came in the mixed team aerials event with Miha Fontaine of Magog, Quebec and Lewis Irving of Quebec City, Quebec at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The gold medal for Thenault in Kazakhstan will give her confidence as she prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

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