Miha Fontaine holds his arms out in celebration after a jump

Miha Fontaine

Médailles d’Équipe Canada

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Biographie

Miha Fontaine made his Olympic debut at Beijing 2022 where he won a bronze medal with Marion Thénault and Lewis Irving in the inaugural Olympic mixed team aerials event. It was Canada’s first Olympic medal in any aerials event in 20 years. Fontaine came just one spot shy of qualifying for the final of the men’s individual aerials event in Beijing, placing 13th overall.

Fontaine has been a member of Freestyle Canada’s national next gen team since 2019. He got his first taste of World Cup competition in February 2020 before joining the circuit close to full time in 2020-21. He posted two top-eight finishes that season and made his debut at the FIS World Championships. During the 2021-22 season, he improved his personal best on the World Cup circuit with a sixth-place finish in Deer Valley in January.   

Fontaine was the overall champion for freestyle skiing on the 2019-20 Nor-Am Cup circuit. He reached the podium in six of eight events, including four victories. 

A Little More About Miha

Getting into the Sport: Started skiing at age 2 and began training in freestyle when he was 6… Grew up doing both moguls and aerials before specializing in aerials, just like his father Nicolas… Nicolas Fontaine won silver at Albertville 1992 where aerials was a demonstration event before competing officially at three Olympic Games… Young Miha often accompanied his father to the water ramps in Lac-Beauport where he was coaching the national team… 

Faits saillants olympiques

Jeux Sport Épreuve Rang
Beijing 2022Freestyle SkiingMixed Team Aerials Bronze
Beijing 2022Freestyle SkiingAerials - Men13

Palmarès international

Olympic Winter Games: 2022 - 13th (aerials), BRONZE (mixed team aerials) 

FIS World Championships: 2021 - 22nd (aerials), 6th (team aerials)