Podium for men's ski cross at Val Thorens, France. Canada's Kevin Drury is centre.FIS Freestyle
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Ski Cross: Canada claims three medals for season opener in Val Thorens

Canada’s ski cross athletes won three medals on Friday, with Kevin Drury winning the men’s race, while Courtney Hoffos and India Sherret finished second and third on the women’s podium, respectively.

Drury crossed the finish line ahead of France’s Youri Duplessis Kergomard and Ryan Regez of Switzerland.

On the women’s side, Sweden’s Sandra Naslund claimed first place ahead of Hoffos and Sherret. Sochi 2014 Olympic Champion Marielle Thompson also raced in the big final, finishing in fourth. This podium finish for Hoffos is her first on the World Cup circuit.

Canada had two more racers in the small final, with Zoe Chore finishing seventh overall, while Brittany Phelan did not start.

Competition continues Saturday with another race for both the men and women in Val Thorens, France.