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Freestyle skiing-Eldest Dufour-Lapointe sister retires from competition

Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, the eldest of three freestyle skiing sisters who competed at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, announced her retirement from the Canadian mogul's team on Wednesday.


Reuters Last Updated at 08 Aug 2018, 22:08 IST Canada

Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, the eldest of three freestyle skiing sisters who competed at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, announced her retirement from the Canadian mogul's team on Wednesday.

Dufour-Lapointe represented Canada at 104 World Cup events and together with her sisters made freestyle skiing history in 2016 when they swept the mogul's podium in Quebec.

"I'm sad, because I devoted myself 100 percent to freestyle skiing for the past 10 years," Dufour-Lapointe, 29, said in a statement. "But it's also a time to be proud of the career I've had. I celebrate and appreciate what I've accomplished.

"After everything I've experienced with my sisters, I'm leaving the sport with my head held high."

Dufour-Lapointe, who finished 12th in Sochi while sisters Justine and Chloe won gold and silver, also represented Canada at three world championships.

She was one of the first women mogul skiers to execute a backflip with full twist in the competition.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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