Photo: Jonathan Hayward, The canadian Press
The athletes who will represent Canada in slopestyle and big air at the olympic Games to Pyeongchang by next February.
Montreal — Quebec’s Laurie Blouin, Maxence Parrot and Sebastien Toutant will represent Canada in slopestyle and big air at the olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
The trio will join Mark McMorris, bronze medallist in slopestyle, Sochi 2014, Tyler Nicholson, Spencer O’brien and Brooke Voigt.
Blouin, of Stoneham, was sacred world champion in slopestyle last march.
“It means a lot in my career : my first olympic Games, said Blouin. I have a lot of expectations. My goal is to make it to the final and, if I’m in the final, it is to get a medal. Therefore, I will train hard for it. “
Parrot, from Bromont, has eight medals at the X Games, including two consecutive gold acquired in big air in Aspen in 2016 and 2017. For Toutant, he collected his sixth medal of the X Games last year when he put his hand on the bronze in slopestyle.
The events of snowboard slopestyle will be presented from 10 to 12 February, the snow park of Phoenix. The trials of big air will be presented from 19 to 24 February, on a ramp specially built for the occasion in the Centre of ski jumping Alpensia.