INNICHEN, Italy – Canadians collected three medals in World Cup ski cross Wednesday led by Reece Howden’s silver within the males’s races.
Canadian males ranked second to fourth with Howden of Cultus Lake, B.C., Calgary’s Brady Leman and Kris Mahler of Canmore, Alta., ending in that order behind winner Mathias Graf of Austria.
The three Canadians and Graf raced head-to-head in opposition to one another within the last.
“I’ve by no means raced with three Canadians within the huge last earlier than,” mentioned Howden, whose runner-up consequence was his eleventh podium in 34 World Cup begins. “It’s fairly distinctive and particular for the staff to drag that off.”
Marielle Thompson of Whistler, B.C., was third within the girls’s last.
Canada’s staff is again within the begin gates Thursday in Innichen, Italy, within the fifth World Cup of the season.
Leman, the 2018 males’s Olympic gold medallist, reached the highest three for the primary time this season.
“I’m stoked to be again on the rostrum,” Leman mentioned. “It fired me as much as race the ultimate with Reece and Kris. It’s too unhealthy that we didn’t get the sweep, however we’ve received one other likelihood at it tomorrow.”
Howden and Thompson rank second total within the males’s and ladies’s World Cup standings respectively this season.
“All of the heats had been tremendous tight with some nice racing,” mentioned Thompson, an Olympic silver medallist in Beijing in February.
“I had a little bit of a battle on the market in the present day and made a number of passes in order that’s a optimistic. I believe it’ll be much more thrilling tomorrow with all of the issues individuals realized in the present day.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Dec. 21, 2022.
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