Laurent Dumais competed in his first FIS World Cup events during the second half of the 2014-15 season. He had an early career highlight in front of friends and family at Val St. Côme, Quebec in January 2016 when he not only advanced to his first World Cup superfinal but won the bronze medal for his first career World Cup podium. In April 2016 he represented Canada at the FIS Junior World Championships and won the gold medal in the dual moguls event.
Over the next few years years, Dumais dealt with concussions and some other minor injuries, which prevented him from being able to compete consistently. But he never gave up and in 2019-20 he had his best World Cup season. After four years, he finally stood on a World Cup podium again, winning moguls bronze in Tazawako, Japan in February and following that up with a bronze in dual moguls in Shymbulak, Kazakhstan in March.
Dumais competed at the senior FIS World Championships in 2017, 2019 and 2021. He recorded his career-best result at the latter, making the superfinal for the first time to finish sixth overall. Dumais made his Olympic debut at Beijing 2022.
A Little More About Laurent
Getting into the Sport: Started moguls skiing at age 10… As a kid, always liked doing jumps in the ski park; while skiing with his dad one day noticed a team with patches on their pants who were good at tricks; after finding out they were moguls skiers, he soon found an open house for a freestyle skiing club and joined up… Has wanted to be an Olympian since watching Turin 2006 with a big group of ski club members in the cafeteria at the Le Relais ski centre…. Outside Interests: Would like to pursue a career as a chiropractor or something else sport-adjacent… Enjoys playing Xbox, doing CrossFit… Odds and Ends: Biggest role models have been the Marquis brothers, Philippe and Vincent, who were Canadian Olympians from his home club in Stoneham… Favourite mottos: “A winner is a dreamer who never gave up” / “You will never know until you try”… Is superstitious about always wearing the same things for competitions and playing his favourite music as he sleeps so it’s on when he wakes up…
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Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2022 - 26th (moguls)
FIS World Championships: 2021 - 6th (moguls), 11th (dual moguls); 2019 - 24th (moguls), 12th (dual moguls); 2017 - 34th (moguls), 30th (dual moguls)
FIS World Junior Championships: 2016 - 9th (moguls), GOLD (dual moguls)