Canadians win on home soil in ski cross World Cup

6 March 2017

Canadian fans were treated to seeing home favorites Marielle Thompson and Brady Leman win the final races of the freestyle skiing World Cup season on Sunday. 24 year-old Thompson found herself trailing closest rival Sandra Naeslund for the first half of the race in Blue Mountain, but the crowd cheered as she passed the Swedish skier and held onto her lead.  It was the seventh time this season Thompson had won and meant she finished the season on 965 points, well ahead of Naeslund in second on 790. Leman was then able to follow up with another Canadian victory in the men's race, finishing just ahead of compatriot Christopher Delbosco. Leman finished second overall in the World Cup behind France's Jean Frederic Chapuis, who sat out Sunday's race.