Photo: Martin Bureau Agence France-Presse
Brady Leman in the olympic Games in Pyeongchang
The Canadian Brady Leman won the bronze medal at the world Cup ski cross on Friday, realising his fourth podium at Innichen, the track is the steepest and most winding of the circuit.
The veteran 32-year-old, who won gold in this discipline at the olympic Games in Pyeongchang, finished behind Frenchman Jonathan and Bastien Midol. “It was a hard race in the final, and I skied my best to get the third place “, a summary Leman.
Montreal’s Christopher Del Bosco has resulted in eighth place.
For the ladies, the champion of ski cross to the olympic Games in Sochi in 2014, Marielle Thompson, of Whistler, b.c., had arrived at the foot of the podium.
His countrymen Abby McEwen, Edmonton, and India Sherret, of Cranbrook, b.c., finished the race in sixth and eighth places.
“I had no idea what was going to happen. It was very nerve-wracking, but really fun, said McEwen, a skier’s 22-year-old took part in his first final in the world Cup. I had a big smile at the start, I just wanted to go fast. I didn’t know how I was going to finish. It is a tough course, very icy, but on my small final, I was second and I have maintained this position. “
For their part, Kelsey Serwa, of Kelowna, C.-B., Mikayla Martin of Squamish, b.c., and Brittany Phelan, of Mont-Tremblant, seized control of the 12th, 16th, and 17th levels.
The race was won by switzerland’s Fanny Smith, ahead of sweden’s Sandra Naeslund and the Frenchwoman, Marielle Berger Sabbatel.
The world Cup ski cross Innichen will continue Saturday.