Kevin Drury and Brittany Phelan win World Cup ski cross bronze medals in Germany

Kevin Drury (Canadian Olympic Committee)

Kevin Drury of Toronto, Ontario and Canadian Olympic silver medalist Brittany Phelan of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec each won a bronze medal this past weekend in a ski cross World Cup in Feldberg, Germany. Drury won the bronze medal in the men’s ski cross World Cup competition on Saturday and Phelan won a bronze medal in the women’s ski cross World Cup competition on Sunday.

In the men’s World Cup, Drury won the sixth elimination heat, followed by the third quarterfinal heat and second semifinal heat. In the big final, Ryan Regez of Switzerland won the gold medal and Florian Wilmsmann of Germany won the silver medal. Drury beat out Alex Fiva of Switzerland to win bronze.

Drury is now in fifth place in the World Cup men’s ski cross standings with 317 points. Bastien Midol of France leads with 546 points.

In the women’s World Cup, Phelan won the third quarterfinal and then finished second behind Sandra Naeslund of Sweden in the second semifinal. In the big final, Naeslund won the gold medal, followed by Andrea Limbacher of Austria, who won the silver medal. Phelan meanwhile beat out Canadian Olympic gold medalist Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, British Columbia to land on the podium. Phelan won the silver medal and Serwa won the gold medal in women’s ski cross at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Serwa also won the silver medal in women’s ski cross at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. 

Phelan is now in fourth place in the World Cup women’s ski cross standings with 476 points. Naeslund leads with 787 points. There are two more men’s and women’s World Cup ski cross races this season. They will take place this weekend in Sunny Valley, Russia. The medals for Drury and Phelan will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 



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