Edouard Therriault Soars to Silver at Beijing Big Air World Cup
Calgary, Alberta – December 3, 2023
In a spectacular display of freestyle skiing prowess, Edouard Therriault clinched his first career Big Air World Cup podium finish with a dazzling silver medal at the Beijing Big Air World Cup. The event unfolded at the iconic Shougang Park, the same venue that hosted the unforgettable moments of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The Freestyle Canada Big Air team marked its return to action after the cancellation of the finals in Chur, Switzerland, due to adverse weather conditions. Edouard Therriault emerged as the star of the competition, delivering what is being hailed as the most explosive performance of the competition.
Therriault’s remarkable feat included a left triple cork 1980 safety in his second run and a switch left double bio 1800 mute in his third run, showcasing a level of skill and precision that left spectators in awe. The electrifying afternoon of action underlined the competitive edge of the Shougang big air venue, widely regarded as the best in the world.
Notably, the site stirred memories from the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and Saturday’s competition witnessed groundbreaking performances that reinforced the venue’s elite status. The podium finish marked a significant milestone for Edouard Therriault, signaling his arrival among the elite in the world of freestyle skiing.
Alex Hall, known for his technical prowess and smooth style, secured the top spot, claiming his first World Cup big air win in nearly four years. Coach Sandy Boville expressed delight at seeing Edouard back on the podium, highlighting his happiness, health, and overall enjoyment of life. Boville commended Therriault’s strong game plan and the execution of incredibly challenging tricks on the Shougang Park Big Air jump.
As the FIS Freeski World Cup continues in China, the competition shifts to the northwest, with the tour visiting the second former Olympic venue in two weeks—Secret Garden. The forthcoming event is the first halfpipe World Cup of the season, scheduled to take place from December 7th to December 9th, 2023.