On Sunday, Marielle Thompson of Canada made history by winning her third consecutive World Cup gold medal in women’s ski cross in Georgia. The reigning Olympic silver medallist had a successful weekend, winning two gold medals and leading the season standings. This recent victory marks her fourth win in five races.
Thompson reflected on her achievement and said, “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.