A member of the powerhouse Canadian men’s moguls team, Marc-Antoine Gagnon is making his Olympic debut at Sochi 2014. In both 2011-12 and 2012-13, Gagnon was one of three Canadian men to end the season ranked in the top five of the World Cup moguls standings.
Gagnon had made his World Cup debut in January 2011, posting a top-10 result. He now has more than 10 top-10 finishes in World Cup moguls events. Gagnon has competed at two FIS World Championships. His first World Cup medal was a bronze in dual moguls in March 2012. He added a World Cup bronze in moguls in January 2014.
Fifth in 2011-12 and 2012-13 FIS World Cup Moguls Standings…
Getting Into Sport: Started skiing at age two and moved into freestyle skiing at age nine at the Val-Saint-Côme club… At 15 he joined the Quebec provincial team and competed at the 2007 Canada Winter Games, winning silver in moguls and dual moguls… Outside Interests: Enjoys moto-cross and skateboarding… Studying nature sciences by distance at CEGEP in Terrebonne… Odds and Ends: Admires 2002 Olympic Champion Janne Lahtela of Finland for his skiing technique… Always travels with a necklace belonging to his grandfather… Favourite quote: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
FIS World Championships: 2013 – 17th (moguls), 15th (dual moguls); 2011 – 15th (dual moguls)