Serwa Snags Silver
Canadian Olympic Team Mark

By cdnolympicteam

2010 Olympic and Kelowna, BC native Kelsey Serwa battled through a tough course to squeeze her way to a silver medal at the World Cup Ski Cross event in Megeve, France, on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old reigning world champion had a good start in the event final, but was pushed back into fourth place and far behind other competitors before making her passing move to push her into second place and finish just behind eventual winner Anna Woerner of Germany.

Serwa credited her patience and maturity for a podium finish on a course that left many teams unhappy with the design and layout.

“I was patient with my skiing,” said Serwa. “I was getting pushed by two French girls into the panel so I made the decision to put in a speed check and ride behind everyone. Near the bottom I saw an opportunity…and I carried speed along the flats and passed two people.”

The national team head coach, Eric Archer, noted that Canadians normally prefer an X-Games style of course that tend to be a lot wider and cause for more exciting activity compared to the narrow spaces found in France.

“Overall the race ended up being a great race after Day 1 when we first saw the course,” said Archer.  “We had a lot of fixes to make before and after the first training. The race turned out to be exciting because everyone was fighting for positions and lines.”

The Canadian now sits in second place and 95 points away in World Cup standings from Swiss leader Fanny Smith who leads the way with 396 points

Serwa and her teammates will now return home for 10 days before returning to Europe to compete in the next World Cup event scheduled for February in Grasgehren, Germany.

Canadian Olympic Team Mark

By cdnolympicteam

Olympic Club

Feature Poll

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Upcoming GamesSee All

2015 Toronto

2015 Toronto

Toronto was awarded the 2015 Pan American Games on November 6, 2009, defeating bids from Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia….

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 15867 points
  • Earned this week: 5740 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 14885 points
  • Earned this week: 4575 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7906 points
  • Earned this week: 3040 points

Matthew Tully

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7350 points

Mary Manna

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 5656 points
  • Earned this week: 1661 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 344 points

Beckie Santavy

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 5589 points
  • Earned this week: 661 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 411 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 4659 points
  • Earned this week: 2146 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 1341 points

Blair Munn

Current Level

Silver

  • Total: 4139 points
  • Earned this week: 183 points
  • Next Level: Gold
  • Needed: 111 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,107 other followers