On Sunday, Marielle Thompson of Canada won her third consecutive World Cup women’s ski cross gold medal in Georgia. This achievement capped off a successful weekend and marked the end of an impressive 132nd World Cup start for the Whistler, B.C., native.
Thompson has now won four out of five races and currently leads the standings for the season. As a reigning Olympic silver medallist, this victory was her 29th career win and 65th podium finish.
The success of Thompson’s performance can be attributed to her ability to learn from past experiences and focus on skiing cleanly throughout the competition. She emphasized the importance of a strong start and emphasized the need to be quick and powerful out of the gate in order to succeed.
France’s Marielle Berger Sabbatel and Switzerland’s Talina Gantenbein joined Thompson on the podium, taking home the silver and bronze medals, respectively. India Sherret of Cranbrook, B.C., finished in fourth place in the final race.
The Canadian Press reported on Thompson’s success in the World Cup event, highlighting her impressive achievements as one of Canada’s top athletes.