Canadian Olympic gold medalist Brady Leman of Calgary, Alberta won a men’s World Cup ski cross bronze in Sunny Valley, Russia on Sunday. For Leman it was his third World Cup ski cross medal of the season.
Leman placed behind gold medalist Bastien Midol of France and silver medalist Alex Fiva of Switzerland in the Big Final. He also placed ahead of Florian Wilmsmann of Germany. In the races prior to the Big Final, Leman finished in second place each time.
Prior to Sunday’s race, Leman had won a World Cup gold medal in men’s ski cross in Blue Mountain, Ontario on January 26 and won bronze in a World Cup men’s ski cross race in Innichen, Italy on December 21. Also on February 2, Leman won the silver medal in men’s ski cross at the 2019 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships in Solitude, Utah. Leman’s Olympic gold medal in men’s ski cross came at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Leman is currently in fourth place in the World Cup men’s ski cross standings with 339 points. Midol leads with 696 points. The last World Cup men’s ski cross race of the season will be in Veysonnaz, Switzerland on St. Patrick’s Day. Leman will be a strong medal contender for Canada in men’s ski cross at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.