Canada on the Podium at Big Air Competition – Quebec City
The third day of the Snowboard FIS World Cup kicked-off in Downtown Quebec City with the Big Air competition. Quebec City, Canada. 19/02/2011.
The third day of the Snowboard FIS World Cup kicked-off in Downtown Quebec City with the Big Air competition. Unlike the first two days of World Cup events which resulted with disappointing finishes for the Championship leaders, today’s competition reinforced the supremacy of Sebastien Toutant from Canada as Big Air king.
Toutant received top score for both of his qualifying runs. However the pressure was on when in his first run in the Final gave him mere 15 points, far from anything podium worthy. In a competition where the best score of the first two runs is added to the score of the third and final run which is used to determine the winner, Toutant had no room for mistakes.
With serious competition arriving from the Austrian participants, in particularly from Clements Schettschneider and Stefan Falkeis who delivered high-scoring jumps, Toutant had to performed under-pressure. With the final jump of the evening, with the citizens of the city watching and cheering in person and the television networks broadcasting images who-knows-where, Toutant scored in total 56.5 points and took the podium. Matts Kulisek also from Canada took the second place and Stefan Falkeis from Austria came in third.
Text: Marta Obrebska
Photos: Michel Emond