Olympic silver medalist Chloe Dufour-Lapointe retires at age 30

Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Olympic silver medalist Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal, Quebec retired at the age of 30 according to Zack Smart of CBC Sports on Wednesday. She won a silver medal in the women’s moguls at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Dufour-Lapointe also won two medals in dual moguls (one gold and one silver) at the World Freestyle Skiing Championships and 27 World Cup medals (two gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze). Her gold medal in women’s dual moguls at the World Freestyle Skiing Championships came in Voss, Norway in 2013, and her silver medal in women’s dual moguls at the World Freestyle Skiing Championships came in Deer Valley, Utah in 2011. Dual moguls will make its Olympic debut at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

Dufour-Lapointe’s World Cup gold medals came in Canada. The first in Val St. Come, Quebec on January 19, 2014 and the second in Calgary on January 30, 2016.

It will be the Olympic silver medal in Sochi that Chloe Dufour-Lapointe will be most remembered by. She posted a score of 21.66 points and reached the podium by one full point over fourth place finisher Aiko Uemura of Japan, who had 20.66 points. More fascinatingly, Chloe Dufour-Lapointe shared the Olympic podium with her sister. Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal, Quebec won the gold medal with 22.44 points.

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