In Georgia, on Sunday, Marielle Thompson of Canada clinched her third consecutive World Cup women’s ski cross gold medal. The Whistler, B.C. native had a successful weekend at the event and now has four wins in five races. Thompson, who is the reigning Olympic silver medallist, also leads the season standings.
Thompson spoke about the importance of skiing cleanly and making minor adjustments to maintain speed. She emphasized the significance of being quick and powerful out of the gate at the start of the race. Her 132nd World Cup start resulted in all heats won and her 65th World Cup podium and 29th career victory.
France’s Marielle Berger Sabbatel and Switzerland’s Talina Gantenbein finished in second and third place respectively. India Sherret of Cranbrook, B.C., finished fourth in the final.
The success of Canadian skiers was evident throughout the weekend, with Thompson leading the way with her impressive performance.