February 17, 2018 11:42 pm
Updated: February 18, 2018 1:06 am

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand captures Olympic bronze medal in slopestyle

Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Canada celebrates his bronze medal during the venue ceremony for the Men's Freestyle Skiing Ski Slopestyle competition at the Bokwang Phoenix Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 18 February 2018.


Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Quebec City has captured Canada’s sixthteenth medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, securing bronze in the men’s slopestyle early Sunday.

Known by his nickname of “ABM,” Beaulieu-Marchand was the highest-ranked Canadian in the qualifying round. He went on to score 92.40 on his second run in the final.

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Norway’s Oystein Braaten won gold with a 95.00 on his first run. American Nick Goepper finished second after scoring 93.60 in his final run to bump Beaulieu-Marchand out of the silver-medal position.

Beaulieu-Marchand was the only Canadian to compete in men’s ski slopestyle at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, when he advanced to the final but did not secure a medal.

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Evan McEachran, a 20-year-old from Oakville, Ont., ended up sixth in Sunday’s competition with 89.40 points and Teal Harle of Campbell River, B.C., finished fifth, just missing the podium with 90.00 points in his final run.

Slopestyle made its debut at the 2014 winter Olympics, and involves performing a variety of acrobatic jumps while negotiating a sloping course featuring rails and ramps.

-With files from the Canadian Press

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