Canada take double podium in women’s ski cross final

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PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 23 (IANS) Canada on Friday scored a double podium as Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan took the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s ski cross final at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here.

It was the second consecutive first and second finish in women’s ski cross for Canada, after Marielle Thompson took gold in Sochi ahead of Serwa who came second, reports Efe.

It was also the third straight gold medal for Canada after Ashleigh McIvor’s win in the event’s debut at Vancouver in 2010.

Serwa improved this time around to take the gold, finishing ahead of her compatriot Phelan and Switzerland’s Fanny Smith, who placed third.

The two medals take Canada’s total to 26, including 10 golds.

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