Bromont snowboarder Maxence Parrot recently returned home to Quebec following two successful runs at the Winter 2022 Beijing Olympics where he claimed the gold medal for the men’s slopestyle event and a bronze medal for the men’s big air event for Canada. After beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019 and immediately getting back to the slopes, he participated in the 2019 X Games two months after his final treatments, and again in 2020 and 2022. Following the Olympics, Parrot is now looking forward to some downtime.
“I am extremely happy to be back home. After three weeks in China, to come back home with my family and belongings, and show these two medals I am bringing back, it means a lot to me. It means a lot to my team and my family and friends and so I am happy to be showing this with all of them,” said Parrot, speaking at a press conference that took place in Montreal on Feb. 22. “This gold medal especially definitely ranks as one of the best trophies I got so far.”
While he was going for gold, his focus remained on his performance.