On Sunday, in Georgia, Canada’s Marielle Thompson secured her third consecutive World Cup gold medal in women’s ski cross. This impressive feat followed a successful weekend where she won two gold medals, bringing her total to four wins in five races this season. As the reigning Olympic silver medallist, Thompson’s recent victory earned her 65th World Cup podium and 29th career victory.
Thompson reflected on her achievement by stating, “I tried to be better each run today and to ski clean the whole way down. I learned from last year at the world championships here that small mistakes can make you lose speed very quickly.” She 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 won silver and bronze, 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.