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Canada's Brady Leman, Brittany Phelan take ski cross silver, bronze in Sweden

Canadians will bring home a pair of medals from the World Cup ski cross event in Idre Fjä​​​​​​​ll, Sweden on Saturday as Brady Leman scored silver and Brittany Phelan captured bronze.

Marielle Thompson finishes 4th in Idre Fjä​​​​​​​ll

Brady Leman of Calgary crosses the finish line in Idre Fjall, Sweden, to win a silver medal in World Cup action on Saturday. (Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

Canadians will bring home a pair of medals from the World Cup ski cross event in Idre Fjäll, Sweden on Saturday as Brady Leman scored silver and Brittany Phelan captured bronze. 

Leman was leading the men's big final until Switzerland's Ryan Regez edged him at the line for gold. France's Francois Place took the bronze.

WATCH | Leman takes silver in Idre Fjall:

Canadian Brady Leman finishes 2nd in men's big final, Ryan Regez of Switzerland claims gold. 3:17
Leman, 33, fought through tough heats against teammate Kevin Drury to qualify for the big final.

"I'm stoked to be on the podium but it's a little bittersweet getting passed at the finish line," the Calgary resident said in a statement released by Alpine Canada. "It was a battle out there, really cool race, big jumps, crazy drafts, lots of passing, lots of jostling. Nice to ski a race that gives you some adrenaline.

"It's great to start feeling a bit like myself. Things were a little off in December but [it's] starting to come back together."

'I love this track'

Drury, from Toronto, finished eighth overall but still leads in the overall standings after eight races this season.

Phelan beat out her teammate Marielle Thompson for the final spot on the podium on Saturday, finishing behind Switzerland's Fanny Smith and Sandra Naeslund of Sweden.

WATCH | Phelan edges out Thompson for bronze:

Brittany Phelan finishes 3rd in World Cup big final, fellow Canadian Marielle Thompson just misses the podium. 3:08
"I love this track and I knew there were going to be a lot of tactics that came into play," said Phelan, who hails from Mont-Tremblant, Que. "Happy with the day but wanting a little more."

Thompson still leads the overall rankings, with six events to go this season.

Other Canadian results:

  • Abby McEwen (Edmonton) — 9th
  • Zach Belczyk (Banff, Alta.) — 39th
  • Kris Mahler (Canmore, Alta.) — 42nd
  • Chris Del Bosco (Montreal) — 47th

For more ski cross coverage, tune into Road to the Olympic Games on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET.

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