Serwa races to World Cup silver at Olympic ski cross test event
Feature photo: Kelsey Serwa celebrates a ski cross silver at the FIS World Cup in PyeongChang, Korea on February 28, 2016. (GEPA/Daniel Goetzhaber)
Sochi 2014 silver medallist Kelsey Serwa, raced to a ski cross silver at the FIS World Cup competition which doubled as a PyeongChang 2018 test event on Sunday.
At the venue that will host ski cross at the next winter Olympics, Serwa finished second between Andre Limbacher of Austria and Anna Holmlund of Sweden who won first and third respectively. Her silver medal marked her second World Cup podium of the season after finishing in the same position in Innichen, Italy.
“It feels great and I’m happy to be back on the podium! I wanted to finish the season strong and I’m really happy with today’s race. I raced smart and had fun,” Serwa told Alpine Canada. “It’s been helpful to race here and help me build confidence for the next time we’re back in 2018.”
Canadian Marielle Thompson also qualified for the final and finished fourth just outside of a medal position. Despite missing the podium, the Sochi 2014 champion remains the top Canadian in the overall World Cup standings, ranked second behind Holmlund.
Next up the Canadian ski cross team, currently ranked first in the overall Nations’ Cup, will head to Arosa, Switzerland for the final World Cup race of the season.