Marielle Thompson wins ski cross gold at world championships
Brady Leman, Kevin Drury win silver and bronze on men's side
Canadian ski cross star Marielle Thompson raced to a gold-medal at the freestyle world championships on Saturday while Calgary's Brady Leman won silver on the men's side in Solitude, Utah.
Thompson, from Whistler, B.C., beat Switzerland's Fanny Smith across the finish line in the four-woman final.
Alizee Baron of France was third while Sanna Luedi of Switzerland was fourth.
WATCH | Marielle Thompson races to world championship gold:
Smith got the early lead on Thompson, but the Canadian rallied late to claim her world championship title.
Leman, the reigning Olympic champ, finished second in the men's final behind Francois Place of France. Toronto's Kevin Drury took bronze.
WATCH | Canadians Brady Leman and Kevin Drury finish second and third:
The 26-year-old Thompson, who tore her ACL and MCL four months before the 2018 Olympics, finished 17th in Pyeongchang. She won gold at the 2014 Games in Sochi.
Canadian OK after scary fall
Canadian Mikayla Martin is in "stable condition" and was discharged from a Utah hospital following a scary fall during her run, according to Alpine Canada.
"Martin sustained a suspected head injury on the course, and was transported to the clinic at the base of the course for initial assessment," Alpine Canada said in a press release. "The team physician recommended that she be airlifted to the University of Utah Hospital for further testing; those initial tests were negative, and she is in stable condition."
"[She] will be re-assessed and monitored by the team physiotherapist and team doctor."
WATCH | Mikayla Martin's ski cross fall