Canadian Athlete of the Weekend: Dominique Maltais
Quebec athlete wins 2nd her second straight snowboard cross gold
Selecting Canada’s Athlete of the Weekend wasn’t an easy choice as a number of Canadians brought home World Cup victories over the last three days.
We’re going with Dominique Maltais, who won her second consecutive event after winning gold in the women’s snowboard cross on Friday in Telluride, Colo.
The Petite-Riviere-St-Francois, Que., athlete held off teammate Maelle Ricker, of Squamish, B.C. in the final.
"I'm going to have a really good Christmas with these two wins," said Maltais. "It's a good way to start the season and now I get to spent some time with friends and family the next couple of weeks."
Maltais and Ricker then won the women's World Cup snowboard cross team final.
Maltais, the 2012 FIS Crystal Globe winner, also captured the season-opener last week in Austria.
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Kaillie Humphries (Calgary) won her unprecedented seven straight World Cup bobsleigh event with brakeman Chelsea Valois of (Zenon Park, Sask.) in La Plagne, France.
Lyndon Rush (Humboldt, Sask.) and Jesse Lumsden (Edmonton) joined their Canadian teammates after capturing bobsled gold in La Plagne, France.
Justin Dorey (Vernon, B.C.) won gold in freestyle halfpipe skiing in Telluride, Colorado.
Mikael Kingsbury (Deux-Montagnes, Que.) continued Canada’s dominance on the slopes by winning the freestyle moguls event in Ruka, Finalnd.
Kaya Turski (Montreal) won the women's final of the freeski slopestyle event in impressive fashion, battling high winds in Breckenridge, Colo.
Maelle Ricker (Squamish, B.C.) finished just behind teammate Dominique Maltais to take silver in snowboard cross in Telluride, Colo.
Brady Leman (Calgary) secured Canada’s first podium finish after placing second in men’s ski cross in Telluride, Colo.
Alex Bilodeau (Rosemere, Que.) and Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Montreal) each won silver in freestyle moguls in Ruka, Finalnd. Yuki Tsubota finished second behind teammate Kaya Turski in the women's final of the freeski slopestyle.
Erik Guay (Mont-Tremblant, Que.) earned his 18th career World Cup podium after finishing third in the men's downhill in Val Gardena, Italy.
Jean Pascal (Montreal) defeated Aleksy Kuziemski in a lightweight boxing match in Montreal.
Mike Riddle (Sherwood Park, Alta.) and Rosalind Groenewoud (Calgary) placed third in their respective halfpipe events in Telluride, Colo.