AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

Parrot wins gold and Blouin claims bronze at FIS Big Air World Cup in Beijing

On Saturday at the FIS Big Air World Cup, Max Parrot won gold and Laurie Blouin added a bronze medal for an exciting nighttime competition in Beijing.

This is Parrot’s first World Cup event since his diagnosis and recovery from Hodgkin lymphoma.

The 25-year-old recorded a score of 92.75 and 93.25 for a grand total of 186.00. Sweden’s Sven Thorgren scored 185.00 for second place, just one point behind Parrot. Chris Corning of Team USA earned the bronze medal with 181.25 points.

In June, Parrot was announced cancer-free and later returned to competitions in August. During the X Games in Oslo, Parrot also defeated Thorgren for big air gold.

On the women’s side, Laurie Blouin is the FIS World Cup big air snowboard bronze medallist after a strong second run. On her first run, she finished with a 66.00, however, she was able to score a 89.75 on her second run to finish with a score of 155.75. Japan’s Miyabi Onitsuka won gold with a score of 165.00. Anna Gasser of Austria claimed silver (158.00).

Blouin won bronze at the same event in Beijing last year, and this is her first medal of the season.

Winners of the Women’s Snowboard Big Air from left Austria’s Anna Gasser, runner up, Japan’s Miyabi Onitsuka, who finished first and Canada’s Laurie Blouin, second runner-up celebrate on the podium after the 2019 FIS Big Air World Cup held at the Big Air Shougang in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The next FIS Big Air World Cup will be held on December 20th in Atlanta, Georgia.