Canada's Maltais nabs silver in snowboard cross

Canada's Dominique Maltais won the silver medal in women's World Cup snowboard cross Sunday. Maelle Ricker of West Vancouver, B.C., was fifth.
Canada's Dominique Maltais also won snowboard cross silver in December with teammate Maelle Ricker. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Associated Press)

Canada's Dominique Maltais won the silver medal in women's World Cup snowboard cross Sunday.

The Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, Que., product finished second to Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States, while Bulgaria's Alexandra Jekova was third.

"Of course I'm disappointed. I know I made a few mistakes at the top. But I came back to the last bank and came out there pretty fast," Maltais said. "It was a good race. I'm healthy. I stepped it up once again today. I guess that's most important. So I'm happy in the end."

Maelle Ricker of West Vancouver, B.C., was fifth.

In the men's race, Nate Holland of the U.S. completed a gold-medal sweep for the Americans. Austria's Markus Schairer was second, while Italy's Emanuel Perathoner took third.