Canada clinches ski cross Nation's Cup with 2 World Cup medals
Thompson, Del Bosco claim silver, bronze to end season
Marielle Thompson and Chris Del Bosco helped clinch a Nation's Cup victory for Canada to close out the ski cross World Cup season Friday in Arosa, Switzerland.
The coveted award is given to the country that earns the most World Cup points.
Thompson, of Whistler, B.C, claimed silver in her sixth podium finish of the season. Montreal's Del Bosco earned his fifth medal with a third-place result on the men's side.
"The Nation's Cup represents the collective efforts of our athletes and staff over the entire competitive season," said Willy Raine, ski cross athletic director for Alpine Canada.
"We are winning at the elite international level but need to continue to focus on the growth of the sport in Canada so our success will be sustainable. I am excited to hoist the cup and enjoy the taste of victory."
Canadians Kelsey Serwa, Kevin Drury and Louis Pier Hélie also finished among the top 10, placing fifth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
The season's overall champion, Sweden's Anna Holmlund, took first-place in Friday's race and France's Alizee Baron rounded out the podium.
Russia's Semen Denshchikov took the top spot for the men and Sweden's Victor Oehling Norberg finished in second-place just ahead of Del Bosco.
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