Lewis Irving, of Canada, competes in the men's World Cup freestyle skiing aerials in Lake Placid, N.Y., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)AP Photo/Hans Pennink
AP Photo/Hans Pennink

Irving soars to silver medal at World Cup in Belarus

Lewis Irving caught some serious air to claim the silver medal during the Men’s Aerials event at the FIS World Cup in Belarus on Saturday.

The 24-year-old from Québec City took home silver with a score of 124.43. He was sandwiched between Team USA’s Justin Schoenefeld who took home gold with 124.89 points and Christopher Lillis who managed bronze with a score of 122.17.

This is Irving’s first world cup of the season, which is a major improvement from last weekend’s tenth place finish in Russia.

Next weekend the FIS World Cup event for Aerials will continue in Almaty, Kazakhstan.