Kevin Drury wins silver at World Cup men’s ski cross event in Russia

Kevin Drury (Canadian Olympic Committee)

Kevin Drury of Toronto, Ontario won a silver medal on Sunday in a men’s World Cup ski cross event in Sunny Valley, Russia. Drury placed behind gold medalist Marc Bischofberger of Switzerland and ahead of bronze medalist Arnaud Bovolenta of France.

Drury won the fourth of eight elimination heats. He then won the second quarterfinal heat and first semifinal heat.

This was Drury’s 11th World Cup medal in his career in men’s ski cross and seventh this season. Prior to Sunday, he won gold in Val Thorens, France on December 6, gold in Arosa, Switzerland on December 17, gold in Innichen, Italy on December 21, silver in Nakiska, Alberta, Canada on January 18, silver in Idre Fjall, Sweden on January 26 and gold in Megeve, France on February 1.

Drury also leads the men’s World Cup standings in 2019-20 with 768 points. Ryan Regez of Switzerland is in second place with 454 points.

There is one more World Cup men’s ski cross event this year. It will take place in Veysonnaz, Switzerland on March 14.

Drury is a skier who made the change from alpine skiing to skicross after a solid National Collegiate Athletic Association career at the University of Vermont. While with the Catamounts, Drury won the silver medal in men’s giant slalom at the 2011 NCAA Alpine Skiing Championships at the Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont. The silver medal in Russia will give Drury confidence as he prepares for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 

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