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(L-R) Courtney Hoffos, Marielle Thompson, and Sandra Naeslund on the ski cross podium.GEPA pictures / Oliver Lerch
GEPA pictures / Oliver Lerch

Team Canada’s ski cross team achieves two World Cup double podiums

Team Canada is celebrating an outstanding Saturday in Montafon, Austria after the women’s and men’s team both picked up a double podium during the World Cup event.

Marielle Thompson won gold, Courtney Hoffos secured bronze for the women, while in the men’s big final Kristofer Mahler earned silver and Brady Leman won bronze.

During the women’s ski cross final, Thompson was consistent and victorious to claim the gold medal, her first podium of the season. Alongside her was Hoffos, who finished in third. Sandra Naeslund of Sweden split the Canadians for the silver medal.

This is Hoffos’ third consecutive podium, after winning a silver and bronze last weekend. Her second place finish marked her first-ever World Cup podium finish.

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On the men’s side, Mahler and Leman finished second and third, respectively, while Ryan Regez of Switzerland took home gold.

The next FIS Ski Cross World Cup will be held on December 17th in Arosa, Switzerland.