Frenchwoman Perrine Laffont won the World Cup mogul skiing competition in Deer Valley (United States) on Thursday.
No Frenchman qualified for the men's final, won by the Canadian Mikael Kingsbury, but above all marked by the frightening accident of the American George McQuinn.
In the six-man final, the 23-year-old came off balance on one of the two jumps and hit the springboard hard with the back of his head, flying seemingly lifeless several meters and falling heavily on the track he continued to descend on his stomach, inert.
McQuinn was evacuated on a stretcher a few minutes later, under the worried eyes of the spectators and his competitors.
In the evening, the United States Ski Federation gave reassuring news of McQuinn, who “
has immediate medical attention and is currently responsive and in stable condition