In Georgia on Sunday, Canada’s Mariel Thompson claimed her third straight gold medal at the Women’s Ski Cross World Cup. Originally from Whistler, BC, Thompson had a successful weekend, winning two gold medals. This recent win marks her fourth win in five races and she leads the season standings. As the reigning Olympic silver medalist, Thompson’s impressive performance in her 132nd World Cup start earned her her 65th World Cup podium and 29th career win.
Thompson reflected on her success, stating, “I focused on getting better on every run today and skiing clean all the way to the end. I learned from last year at the world championships here that small mistakes can cause you to lose speed quickly.” She emphasized the importance of a strong start and quick and powerful movements at the gate to propel herself forward during the race.
Joining Thompson on the podium were Marielle Berger Sabatel from France and Talina Gantenbein from Switzerland, who finished second and third respectively. India Sherrett of Cranbrook, British Columbia finished fourth in the final, contributing to Canada’s strong showing in the event. The event showcased Thompson’s skill and determination, cementing her status as a premier competitor in women’s ski cross.