February 21st, 2024

Canada’s Thompson, Phelan finish 1-2 at women’s ski cross World Cup


By The Canadian Press on February 10, 2024.

Winner Marielle Thompson, of Canada, celebrates on the podium after the Ski Cross World Cup race in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Sunday Jan. 28, 2024. Canada's Marielle Thompson and Brittany Phelan earned gold and silver in women's ski cross World Cup action on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mayk Wendt/Keystone via AP

BAKURIANI, Georgia – Canada’s Marielle Thompson and Brittany Phelan earned gold and silver in women’s ski cross World Cup action on Saturday.

It was the sixth time this season a pair of Canadians shared the women’s ski cross World Cup podium this season. Thompson and Phelan were also first and second last week in Italy.

France’s Marielle Berger Sabbatel took bronze to round out the podium Saturday.

For Thompson, it was her third win in her last four outings and now sits atop the season standings.

It also stands as the Whistler, B.C., native’s 28th career World Cup win and first at Bakuriani in Georgia.

With back-to-back second-place finishes, Phelan of Mont-Tremblant, Que., now has 16 podiums in 70 World Cup starts and currently sits fourth in the season standings.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 10, 2024.

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