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Flavie Aumond announces retirement from FC Aerial Team

Flavie Aumond, the accomplished freestyle skier who made an impact on the international stage, has announced her retirement from the Canadian National Aerials Team at the age of 21. Aumond, known for her fearless aerials and significant contributions to Freestyle Canada, leaves behind a legacy of determination, resilience, and inspiration.

Born on December 4, 2002, in Montreal, Quebec, Flavie Aumond’s journey in skiing began at the age of six. Initially trying snowboarding, it was at eleven that she found her true calling in freestyle skiing, Under the guidance of coach Nicolas Fontaine, Aumond honed her skills in aerials on the Quebec provincial team.

Aumond’s competitive career took off internationally during the 2017-18 season on the NorAm circuit. She immediately showcased her talent by earning a silver medal in her first event in Park City, Utah and later that season, a bronze medal at Le Relais, Quebec. Her early successes marked the beginning of a promising career. In 2022, she secured hometown gold on the NorAm circuit at Le-Relais.

As a member of Freestyle Canada’s NextGen national team since 2020, Aumond continued to elevate her performance. During the 2020-21 World Cup season, she achieved consistent results, finishing as high as 16th on three occasions. Her breakthrough came in the 2021-22 season, when she broke into the top-10 for the first time with a sixth-place finish at her home hill in Le Relais, Quebec. She followed this with a career-best fifth-place finish in Deer Valley, establishing herself as a formidable competitor on the World Cup circuit.

Flavie Aumond’s Olympic debut came at the Beijing 2022 Winter Games. Competing in the women’s aerial event, she finished 19th, gaining invaluable experience on the world’s biggest stage. Just a month later, Aumond secured the gold medal at the European Cup and FIS Junior World Championships, crowning her as the world junior champion in her first appearance at the event.

Her retirement marks the end of an era for an athlete who achieved remarkable success in a short span. Her journey from a young skier in Lac-Beauport to a world junior champion and Olympic competitor serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes. Aumond’s story is a testament to the power of passion, hard work, and perseverance.

As she embarks on this new chapter, the Freestyle Canada community celebrates her contributions and looks forward to her continued impact on the sport. Flavie Aumond may be bidding farewell to competition, but her legacy will continue to inspire for generations to come


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