Marielle Thompson and Brady Leman both struck gold in Sweden, winning the women’s and men’s ski cross World Cup competitions.
Olympic champion Thompson continued her 2016-17 ski cross success in Idre Fjall, picking up her sixth World Cup medal. The Canadian defeated Sweden’s silver medallist Sandra Naeslund and Swiss skier Fanny Smith who took bronze. Thompson continues to lead the circuit’s overall rankings with 765 points.
Leman earned his first World Cup gold on this year’s circuit, after an impressive season including five World Cup silvers and a bronze. The Canadian’s victory came after he defeated Frenchmen Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonas Devouassoux who finished second and third respectively. Leman is current second in the overall World Cup ski cross rankings, behind French racer Jean Frederic Chapuis.