Sports Maxime Dufour-Lapointe announces retirement from Canadian women's moguls team

21:26  08 august  2018
21:26  08 august  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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(Reuters) - Maxime Dufour - Lapointe , the eldest of three freestyle skiing sisters who competed at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, announced her retirement from the Canadian moguls team on She was one of the first women mogul skiers to execute a backflip with full twist in competition.

Justine Dufour - Lapointe (born March 25, 1994) is a Canadian freestyle skier. She was the Olympic champion in the moguls event at the 2014 Winter Olympics and won a silver medal in moguls at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

a man riding skis down a snow covered slope: Maxime Dufour-Lapointe of Canada races during the women's moguls qualification at a World Cup event in 2017. © Todd Korol/The Canadian Press Maxime Dufour-Lapointe of Canada races during the women's moguls qualification at a World Cup event in 2017.

Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, the eldest of three freestyle skiing sisters, has announced her retirement from the Canadian moguls team.

The 29-year-old from Montreal competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics, three world championships and 104 World Cups during a decade representing Canada.

Younger sisters Justine, 24, and Chloe, 26, won gold and silver respectively while Maxime placed 12th in the 2014 Games.

At the 2015 world championship, Maxime placed fourth in women's moguls and Justine claimed gold.

Branding themselves "3SDL", the siblings made freestyle skiing history by sweeping the moguls podium at a World Cup in Val Saint-Come in 2016.

Justine, Chloe and Maxime won gold, silver and bronze respectively. Maxime also won three World Cup bronze medals in 2014.

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