“ABM” and Bellemarre are eliminated in big air

«ABM» et Bellemarre sont éliminés en big air

Photo: Jacques Boissinot The canadian Press
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Quebec city, on the ramps of the world championship in big air

The olympic athlete, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand and Alex Bellemarre have been excluded from the final of the big air in freestyle skiing at the Jamboree in Quebec city, Thursday.

The event, presented this weekend to the island of Flowers, included several canadian skiers. However, only the first ten after the qualifications were promoted to the final, which will take place on Saturday.

The Swiss Fabian Bösch has dominated the session with a harvest of 93.75 points. He took the lead in the order of the Norwegian Ulrik Samnoey, 92,25 points, and Christian Nummedal, 91,25.

Philippe Langevin, Mont Tremblant, and Max Moffatt of Guelph in Ontario, managed to save the furniture. They finished seventh and ninth in the order, with scores of 88,75 and 88 points.

“ABM “, who had won the bronze medal in slopestyle at the Games in Pyeongchang in 2018, has finished 14th after having obtained 84,50 points on his first attempt. The skier 25-year-old, however, has not been able to improve this result at his second trial. Beaulieu-Marchand was back at the Jamboree, after the impasse in 2018 in order to participate in a shoot in the canadian West.

Bellemarre, who had finished 22nd level in slopestyle at the Games in Pyeongchang, suffered the same fate. The skier 26-year-old finally took the 20th position, with 66,25 points.


Ranking of Alex Beaulieu-Marchand at big air

The other representatives of the maple leaf, Teal Harle, Noah Morrison, Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon, Mark Hendrickson and Edward Therriault, have respectively finished 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 25th.

On the women’s side, the skier canadian Megan Oldham has surprised everyone and taken the first rank of the qualifications with a score of 92,50 points, his second attempt.

Oldham, of Parry Sound, Ontario, has moved ahead of the Swiss Mathilde Gremaud (90) and the French Coline Ballet-Baz (at 86.50). Elena Gaskell of Vernon in British Columbia, and Yuki Tsubota, Whistler, British Columbia, finished fourth and sixth, respectively. The first six skiers among the eight entered in this race, have reached the final.

Blouin continued his route to the final

Snowboard, Laurie Blouin of Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, was a pleasure to his supporters. It has taken the second place of the qualifications after raising 92,50 points, or two less than the American Julia Marino. The Finnish Carola Niemelae has taken the third rank, at 82.


Ranking of Alex Bellemarre in the big air

Blouin, winner of the event big air X Games Aspen, will be the only snowboarder canada in the final on Saturday. His countrymen Baily McDonald, Marguerite Sweeney, Jackie Carlson and Ocean Filion were not able to qualify.

On the male side, the five snowboarders canadians will take part in the qualifications a little later on Thursday. Among them are the Quebec Nicolas Laframboise, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Francis Jobin, Lac-Beauport, and Jacob Legault, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. Only the top ten will advance to the final, among the twenty-six enrolled.