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Gold medal ski cross day for Whistler's Marielle Thompson

Two Canadians lead men's and women's overall standings



Marielle Thompson won her second world cup ski cross world cup event Saturday (March 3). Her win came at Branas, Sweden and follows a first place finish last month at Blue Mountain.

Thompson was followed by Emilie Serain from Switzerland in second and Ophelie David of France in third place at Branas.

Thompson's win has put her in the top spot on the women's world cup tour leader board.

"I'm really happy," said Thompson after the race, "It's great to have another win. I love this course. It's super fun.

In her final run of the day, Thompson took the lead at the first bump and opened a big gap when Serain and David bumped into each other near the top.

No other Canadian ski cross women made it into the top 25.

The men competed in Branas this weekend as well and Brady Leman was the top Canadian finishing fourth.

Despite missing the podium Leman had reason to celebrate as he is also now at the top of the the world cup leader board.

Finland's Jouin Pellinen was the top competitor of the day. He was followed by Filip Flisar of Slovenia in second and Austria's Andreas Matt in third.

Chris Del Bosco finished in ninth place and Nick Zoricic was the next best Canadian at 13th place. Brian Bennett and David Duncan rounded out the top 20 finishing in 19th and 20th respectively while Davey Barr finished in 23rd.

Tristan Tafel finished the day in 31st position.

The ski cross tour moves next to Grindelwald, Switzerland for the final events on the world cup tour next weekend.

Check Thursday's Pique for more details. Video summaries from the finals can be found here:\

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