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Eliot Grondin scores 1st career World Cup snowboard cross medal

Snowboard cross racer Eliot Grondin of Sainte-Marie, Que., captured his first World Cup medal on Saturday at Big White in Kelowna, B.C.

'I'm pretty stoked about it, every race gets better,' says Canadian after race in Kelowna, B.C.

Eliot Grondin, seen above competing in Pyeongchang in 2018, captured silver in a World Cup snowboard cross race in Kelowna, B.C., on Saturday. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Canadian snowboard cross racer Eliot Grondin captured his first World Cup medal on Saturday at Big White in Kelowna, B.C.

The Sainte-Marie, Que., resident finished second behind Italy's Omar Visintin. Alex Deibold of the United States claimed bronze.

Grondin was making his 20th career World Cup start, dating back to 2017.

The 18 year old feels he is getting better with every race.

WATCH | Eliot Grondin lands on World Cup podium:

The Canadian won his first-career medal on the World Cup circuit on Saturday in British Columbia. 2:41

"It was a close race. My second big final. My first podium. I'm pretty stoked," Grondin told CBC Sports.

Kevin Hill of Vernon, B.C. was competing in his home province and finished eighth. 

WATCH | Grondin says he is 'stoked" after 1st medal:

Canadian Eliot Grondin spoke to CBC Sports' Anson Henry after winning snowboard cross silver at Big White. 0:48

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