On Sunday, Marielle Thompson of Canada won her third consecutive World Cup women’s ski cross gold medal in Georgia, adding two more gold medals to her collection this weekend. With four wins in five races and the reigning Olympic silver medallist, she currently leads the season standings.
Thompson, who has been skiing for 132 races, emphasized the importance of skiing cleanly and making minor adjustments to maintain speed. She was particularly focused on being quick and powerful out of the gate at the start of the race. Her efforts paid off as she won all her heats and earned her 65th World Cup podium and 29th career victory.
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.