Biography:

A member of the powerhouse Canadian men’s moguls team, Marc-Antoine Gagnon made his Olympic debut at Sochi 2014 where he just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish. 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.

Through the 2016-17 season, he has  18 top-10 finishes in World Cup moguls events, including three podiums. He has also enjoyed success in the non-Olympic dual moguls event with two podium finishes, most recently in February 2017. Gagnon has competed at four FIS World Championships, the highlight being his bronze medal in dual moguls as part of a Canadian podium sweep in 2015.

PERSONAL

Family: Younger sister Alex-Anne Gagnon is also a moguls skier who competes on the World Cup circuit… Getting into the 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…