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Marion Thénault Claims her First World Cup Podium in Moscow

Thénault’s continued hard work and motivation pays off

Moscow, Russia –  Marion Thénault, 20, from Sherbrooke Québec earns her first World Cup podium of her career.

Thénault has been competing on the NorAm circuit since 2019 and appeared in her first World Cup last season in Deer Valley where she finished 18th.

Thénault had a strong start to the season where she finished top 6 in both Ruka in December and Yaroslavl last week. This marked Thénault’s third super final out of four World Cups events so far in her career. This is an extremely impressive performance from Thénault, an ex-gymnast who transferred to aerial freestyle skiing after participating in the RBC Training Ground program. She has only been training doubles for two years and is fairly new to the World Cup circuit.

“I am so happy for her she has shown so much consistency so far this season with making it to every super final.   She has put in the work and she deserves it.  I was so happy to see her land her double full full after missing it a few times.  The look of relief/happiness was amazing!  This is going to be the first of many for her,” said National Team Head Coach, Jeff Bean.

Marion qualified in third position. In the finals, she had a strong performance performing a full full for her first jump followed by a double full full which earned her a score of 90.59. Marion finished the day in the bronze medal position behind Winter Vinecki (1) and Laura Peel (2).

The team is now headed to Raubichi, Belarus for the end of their European World Cup stint before making their way back to North America for the Deer Valley World Cup.

OTHER CANADIAN ATHLETES’ PLACINGS

Women: Justine Ally (15), Flavie Aumond (20)
Men: Lewis Irving (19), Emile Nadeau (20), Miha Fontaine (28)

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