Brittany Phelan wins World Cup women’s ski cross gold in Austria

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Canadian Olympic silver medalist Brittany Phelan of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won her first World Cup women’s ski cross gold medal on Sunday. She accomplished the feat at a World Cup in Reiteralm, Austria.

Four athletes reached the podium in the big final. Marielle Berger Sabbatel of France won the silver medal, while Margaux Dumont and Talina Gantenbein of Switzerland shared the bronze medal. Phelan won all three of her races, as she also won the quarterfinals, and semifinals.

This was Phelan’s first career World Cup victory. She has won 17 World Cup medals. Phelan has also won eight silver medals and eight bronze medals.

Phelan won five World Cup medals this season. In addition to her gold medal in Reiteralm, she won silver in Val Thorens, France on December 8, bronze in Nakiska, Alberta, Canada on January 21, silver in Alleghe, Italy on February 3, and silver in  Bakuriani, Georgia on February 10.

In the Women’s World Cup ski cross standings, Phelan is in third place with 694 points. Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marielle Thompson of North Vancouver, British Columbia is the World Cup leader with 832 points. Thompson’s Olympic gold medal came at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The silver medal for Phelan will give her confidence as she prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.¬†

 

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