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Canada's Thompson, Simmerling land on ski cross podium

Olympic champion Marielle Thompson scored silver in a World Cup ski cross event in Innichen, Italy, on Wednesday, finishing just ahead of Canadian teammate Georgia Simmerling.

Kevin Drury 6th in men's event

The Canadian duo finished 2nd and 3rd at the event 1:46

Olympic champion Marielle Thompson scored silver in a World Cup ski cross event in Innichen, Italy, on Wednesday, finishing just ahead of Canadian teammate Georgia Simmerling.

Germany's Heidi Zacher raced to the win, helping her to fifth place in the women's overall standings.

The Olympics gold medalist added to her lead in world cup standings with a 2nd place finish in Italy 0:17

Thompson has a large lead in those standings, thanks to winning three of the five races this season. Simmerling is 10th overall.

Wednesday's podium finish was the first for Simmerling since she won Olympic bronze in track cycling this past summer at the Rio Games.

The Canadian finished just behind teammate Marielle Thompson in the event 0:32

Missing from this race was last year's overall champion, Anna Holmlund, who was severely injured in training at this venue on Monday. The Swedish star remains in a medically-induced coma after the crash.

In the men's event, Canada's Kevin Drury finished sixth while Slovenia's Filip Flisar took gold.

Events continue in Innichen on Thursday.

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