Max Parrot of Cowansville, Quebec won the gold medal in a World Cup men’s big air snowboarding event in Stoneham, Quebec on Saturday. For Parrot it was his 10th World Cup medal of his career (six in big air and four in slopestyle).
Parrot posted a winning score of 195.25 points. Jonas Boesiger of Switzerland won the silver medal with a score of 182.25 points. Antoine Truchon of Sainte-Adele, Quebec won the bronze medal with a score of 168 points. For Truchon it was his fourth World Cup medal of his career and first of the season. Parrot reached the podium by 28 points and Truchon reached the podium by 0.75 points. Emil Zulian of Italy was in fourth place with a score of 167.25 points.
Parrot finished in fourth place in the World Cup standings with 1450 points. Truchon was in sixth place with 1100 points. The World Cup champion in big air snowboarding was Chris Corning of the United States with 1800 points.
In women’s big air snowboarding, Laurie Blouin of Stoneham, Quebec won the silver medal with a score of 148 points. Julia Marino of the United States won the gold medal with a score of 168.5 points. Loranne Smans of Belgium won the bronze medal with a score of 137.75 points. Blouin reached the podium by 16 points over Lia-Mara Boesch of Switzerland, who was in fourth place with a score of 132 points.
Blouin finished in seventh place in the World Cup standings in women’s big air snowboarding with 1250 points. Anna Gasser of Austria won the World Cup standings with 2000 points.