Olivia Asselin wins slopestyle skiing bronze in France

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Olivia Asselin of Quebec City, Quebec won a bronze medal in a women’s slopestyle skiing event in Tignes, France on Saturday. Asselin posted a score of 74.81 points for her second career World Cup medal.

Asselin reached the podium by 4.46 points over Sarah Hoefflin of Switzerland, who had 70.35 points. Tess Ledeux of France won the gold medal with 80.43 points and Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland won the silver medal with 75.56 points.

With the bronze medal, Asselin moved into seventh place in the World Cup standings with 116 points. Gremaud is the World Cup leader with 380 points.

Asselin’s first World Cup medal came during the 2022-23 season. She won the bronze medal in Copper Mountain, Colorado on December 16, 2022.

The 2023-24 World Cup women’s slopestyle freestyle skiing season has five events. Gremaud won the first three events in Stubai, Austria on November 23, in Laax, Switzerland on January 21, and in Mammoth Mountain, California on February 3. There was supposed to be another World Cup women’s slopestyle skiing event in Font Romeu, France on January 13, but was cancelled due to a lack of snow. There is one more World Cup women’s slopestyle skiing event this season. That will be in Silvaplana, Switzerland on March 24. The bronze medal for Asselin will give her confidence as she prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

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