Canada's Max Parrot caps World Cup season with big air gold in Quebec City

Max Parrot took home gold in the snowboarding big air event in Quebec City on Saturday.

Laurie Blouin, of Stoneham, Que., captures silver in women's event

Canada's Max Parrot, pictured above at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, won gold at the FIS Snowboard World Cup event in Quebec City on Saturday. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)

Max Parrot finished his World Cup season in style with a win in his home province.

The native of Bromont, Que., took home gold in the snowboarding big air event in Quebec City on Saturday.

Max Parrot strikes gold in World Cup big air final

4 years ago
Duration 1:36
Canadian Max Parrot scored a fantastic 98.50 in his final jump of the night to secure the top spot on the podium in the final big air World Cup event of the season.

The 23-year-old topped the podium with a score of 195.25, while Swiss rider Jonas Boesiger came in second (182.25) and fellow Canadian Antoine Truchon captured bronze (168.00). Parrot landed a frontside triple cork 1440 and a backside triple cork 1620 en route to the first-place finish. 

"That's always the best feeling," he said, reflecting on the win in Quebec. 

"The goal here was to put on a show for them. It's super great to finish well at the last FIS World Cup of the season and it's been a really good season so far," Parrot said in a press release. 

Parrot is coming off a silver medal in slopestyle at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea last month.

On the women's side, Laurie Blouin, of Stoneham, Que., captured silver in the big air event with a score of 148.

Laurie Blouin finishes with silver after World Cup big air final

4 years ago
Duration 1:48
Canadian Laurie Blouin took home the silver after placing second in the World Cup big air final from Quebec City.

American Julia Marino won gold (168.50), while Canadian teen Marguerite Sweeney finished just off the podium in fifth (120.25).

Blouin also won silver in slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Games. 

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