On Sunday in Georgia, Marielle Thompson of Canada won her third consecutive World Cup gold medal in women’s ski cross. This impressive achievement marks her fourth win in five races and she currently leads the season standings. Hailing from Whistler, B.C., Thompson had a successful weekend, winning two gold medals.
As the reigning Olympic silver medallist, Thompson’s recent victory earned her 65th World Cup podium and 29th career victory. Reflecting on her achievement, Thompson emphasized the importance of focus and determination to succeed in the sport. She mentioned that she tried to be better each run and to ski clean the whole way down, learning from last year’s mistakes at the world championships that small mistakes can make you lose speed quickly.
Joining Thompson on the podium were France’s Marielle Berger Sabbatel and Switzerland’s Talina Gantenbein, who finished silver and bronze respectively. India Sherret of Cranbrook, B.C., finished fourth in the final, adding to Canada’s strong showing in the competition. The event showcased Thompson’s skill and determination, solidifying her status as a top contender in the women’s ski cross circuit.