On Sunday in Georgia, Marielle Thompson of Canada won her third consecutive World Cup gold medal in women’s ski cross. This recent victory marks her fourth win in five races and she leads the season standings. As the reigning Olympic silver medallist, Thompson’s impressive performance in her 132nd World Cup start earned her 65th World Cup podium and 29th career victory.
Thompson reflected on her achievement, stating that she tried to be better each run and focus on skiing clean the whole way down. She learned from last year at the world championships here that small mistakes can make you lose speed very quickly. Thompson emphasized the importance of the start and focused on quick and powerful movements at the gate to propel her forward throughout the race.
Joining Thompson on the podium were France’s Marielle Berger Sabbatel and Switzerland’s Talina Gantenbein, who finished second and third respectively. India Sherret of Cranbrook, B.C., finished fourth in the final, adding to Canada’s strong showing in the competition. The event showcased Thompson’s skill and determination, solidifying her status as a top contender in the women’s ski cross circuit.