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.

In August 2015, he dislocated his shoulder while training in Australia. After trying to compete through the injury, he underwent surgery in January 2016. He returned to World Cup competition in December 2016, after having been away for almost a year, which led to a loss of confidence. But getting back in the start gate on a regular basis helped with that. He earned his fifth career World Cup podium in February 2017 in a dual moguls event in Deer Valley, Utah. 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.

A little more about Marc-Antoine…

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… In his first competition, he skied just ahead of Mikaël Kingsbury, a memory they recalled when going up the chairlift for the final at Sochi 2014… 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, skateboarding and other extreme sports that get his adrenaline going… Interested in a career in economics, which he is studying at UQAM… 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…