In the recent World Cup women’s ski cross event held in Georgia, Marielle Thompson of Canada claimed her third consecutive gold medal on Sunday. The Whistler, B.C. native won two gold medals at the event and now has four wins in five races.
Thompson, who is the reigning Olympic silver medallist, emphasized the importance of skiing cleanly and making minor adjustments in order to maintain speed. She focused on being quick and powerful out of the gate in the start of the race, which was crucial.
France’s Marielle Berger Sabbatel and Switzerland’s Talina Gantenbein finished with silver and bronze medals, respectively. India Sherret of Cranbrook, B.C. finished fourth in the final.
Overall, it was a successful weekend for Canadian skiers, with Thompson leading the way with her impressive performance. In her 132nd World Cup start, Thompson won all her heats and earned her 65th World Cup podium and 29th career victory.