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Louis-David Chalifoux Clinches FIS Men’s Mogul Rookie of the Year

Calgary, Alberta – In a season filled with remarkable achievements, Canadian skier Louise-David Chalifoux has emerged as the standout male mogul rookie of the year, despite facing a setback due to injury mid-season. Despite missing out on the final events of the season, Chalifoux’s three top-6 performances earned him the coveted Rookie of the Year award in the freestyle skiing world.

Chalifoux, who missed the events in Deer Valley (USA), Bakuriani (GEO) or Chiesa in Valmalenco (ITA) this season, garnered attention and accolades for his outstanding debut in the World Cup circuit. Voted on by the coaches from all nations, Chalifoux’s victory underscores his exceptional talent and dedication to the sport.

Reflecting on his achievement, Chalifoux expressed gratitude, stating, “Winning rookie of the year is an accomplishment that represents all the hard work I’ve put into the sport throughout the years. Winning an award that so many great skiers have won in the past is an incredible honor.”

Despite encountering a setback with a torn ACL ligament in his knee, Chalifoux remains undeterred, using this award as motivation for his rehabilitation. “Being out with a torn ACL and missing out on the last few events of the season, this award helps motivate me for my rehab and I can’t wait to be back in the gate to show more of what I can do,” he added. “I’m looking forward to coming back stronger than ever not only as a skier but also as a person.”

Highlighting some memorable moments from the season, Chalifoux mentioned his first top-four finish in duals in Alpe d’Huez, France, and his first super single mogul final in singles (Waterville Valley, USA) before his unfortunate injury. Despite the setback, Chalifoux remains determined, stating, “That only makes me hungrier for more once I get back on my skis.”

Coach Jim Schiman praised Chalifoux’s achievement, affirming that the Rookie of the Year (ROY) title is well-deserved. “WC ROY is a great honor and well deserved. LD has had a great start to his WC career and will build on it next season and beyond,” said Schiman.

Freestyle Canada also extended their congratulations to Chalifoux on the award, expressing excitement about his continued development on the world stage.



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