Marielle Thompson won her third World Cup medal on Saturday, claiming the silver medal in Idre Fjall, Sweden.
Thompson finished ahead of Swiss skier Fanny Smith and behind winner Heidi Zacher of Germany.
Thompson on the race: “The conditions were pretty challenging with a lot of wind and aggressive, slow snow, so we had to make some adjustments. But I think I skied really well in every heat, and managed to be patient in the final where I was fourth going into the final straightaway. I managed to make two passes and get second today, so that’s awesome. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s race and hopefully make an improvement here on second.”
She opened the season with a bronze medal in Switzerland, and then won silver in her third race of the season in Italy.
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On the men’s side Christopher Delbosco was the highest ranked Canadian, finishing in 20th. Competition continues through Sunday in Idre Fjall.