Sofiane Gagnon competed on the Nor-Am Cup circuit for four seasons before making her World Cup debut in a couple of Canadian-hosted events in Calgary and Mont Tremblant in January 2018. She joined the World Cup team a more fulltime basis in 2018-19 and posted back-to-back top-eight finishes in Lake Placid and Mont Tremblant in January. It was also in 2019 that she competed at her first senior FIS World Championships, placing 10th in both the moguls and dual moguls.
Gagnon then suffered a knee injury which kept her out of competition for the entire 2019-20 season. Taking a cautious approach to her recovery, she was also kept out of World Cups early in the 2020-21 season before making her return in February in Deer Valley where she finished 10th in the moguls in her first competition in two years. She followed up with a fourth-place finish in dual moguls at the FIS World Championships, her career-best result in an elite level event.
During the 2021-22 season, Gagnon recorded two top-10 finishes on the same December weekend in Idre Fjall, Sweden when she placed ninth in moguls and seventh in dual moguls. In her Olympic debut at Beijing 2022, Gagnon advanced to the second run of the final, finishing 12th overall.
A Little More About Sofiane
Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age 2… Joined the Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club at age 8 and was on the B.C. provincial moguls team at age 14… Joined the national team in 2017…
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Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2022 - 12th (moguls)
FIS World Championships: 2021 - 19th (moguls), 4th (dual moguls); 2019 - 10th (moguls), 10th (dual moguls)
FIS World Junior Championships: 2018 - 20th (moguls), 19th (dual moguls)