Marielle Thompson of Canada had a successful weekend at the World Cup women’s ski cross event in Georgia, winning her third consecutive gold medal and leading the season standings. The Whistler, B.C. native won two gold medals at the event and now has four wins in five races.
In her 132nd World Cup start, Thompson focused on being quick and powerful out of the gate to maintain speed throughout the race. She emphasized the importance of making minor adjustments to maintain speed while skiing cleanly. The start of the race was crucial for Thompson, who won all her heats and earned her 65th World Cup podium and 29th career victory.
France’s Marielle Berger Sabbatel finished with silver, while Switzerland’s Talina Gantenbein earned bronze. India Sherret of Cranbrook, B.C., finished fourth in the final. Overall, it was a successful weekend for Canadian skiers, with Thompson leading the way with her impressive performance.