On Sunday, Marielle Thompson of Canada won her third consecutive World Cup women’s ski cross gold medal, capping off a successful weekend in Georgia. 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 also focused on being quick and powerful out of the gate, as the start of the race was particularly 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.