(Idre Fjäll, Sweden) Canada’s Marielle Thompson won the silver medal at the Ski Cross World Cup in Idre Fjäll, Sweden on Wednesday.
Thompson of North Vancouver conceded victory in the super final to Switzerland’s Fanny Smith. The podium was completed by another Swiss woman, Talina Gantenbein.
It was his 45e A career podium on the World Cup circuit, and she got it in the only sprint event presented this weekend, as the other two will be contested over a longer course.
“As the course got a lot slower as the day went on, we had to adapt,” said Thompson, who triumphed at Idre Fjäll in 2016 and 2017. My training run was quick and I feel a lot better afterwards. the last period of rest. I always like to come back here, I like big jumps, the fact that we are often in the air, and to go fast. I look forward to the trials on the long course. ”
The other Canadian skiers entered in the competition, Courtney Hoffos, Tiana Gairns, Zoe Chore and Hannah Schmidt were held back in the quarterfinals.
Smith, who posted his third victory of the campaign, remains at the top of the discipline standings with 425 points. Thompson, Olympic ski cross champion in Sochi in 2014, is second at 286.
On the men’s side, Frenchman Bastien Midol triumphed in front of Swede Viktor Andersson and Frenchman François Place.
Reece Howden of Cultus Lake, BC, won the small final and finished fifth. Montrealers Christopher Delbosco and Brady Leman of Calgary were eliminated in the quarterfinals. The other representatives of the maple leaf, Carson Cook, Kristofor Mahler and Jared Schmidt were unable to make it through the first knockout round.
Howden dominates the ranking of the discipline with 270 points, ahead of the Swiss Ryan Regez (216) and Place (206).
There will be another ski cross event on Thursday at Idre Fjäll.