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Freestyle Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Women's Ski Cross

Freestyle Skiing at the 2014 Winter Games: Previous Winter Games

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana
Date Started: February 21, 2014
Date Finished: February 21, 2014

Gold: CAN Marielle Thompson
Silver: CAN Kelsey Serwa
Bronze: SWE Anna Holmlund

Summary

The favorite was France’s Ophélie David, considered an icon in the sport, but one who started her Olympic career competing in Alpine skiing for Hungary in 1994. David was the 2007 World Champion in skiier-cross and came to Sochi with seven years atop the World Cup standings (2004-10), three World Championship medals, 26 World Cup wins, and 55 World Cup podiums. By now 37-years-old, she was hoping to cap her career with the gold medal she had missed in 2010.

Unlike many of the extreme events, most of the favorites progressed as expected and the final consisted of David, 2011 World Champion Kelsey Serwa of Canada, her teammate Marielle Thompson, the 2011/12 World Cup champion, and Sweden’s Anna Holmlund, a bronze medalist at the 2011 Worlds.

David took the lead early in the final and seemed on her way to that Olympic medal, but she flew too deep into the landing of a jump on the Kremlin section of the course and skidded out when she could not absorb the landing, allowing Holmlund to pass, her Olympic dream and her career ended. Holmlund could not hold the lead, as both Canadians passed her and Thompson held off Serwa for the gold medal, Holmlund taking bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Marielle Thompson 21 Canada CAN Gold
2 Kelsey Serwa 24 Canada CAN Silver
3 Anna Holmlund 26 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Ophélie David 37 France FRA
5 Sandra Näslund 17 Sweden SWE
6 Katrin Ofner 23 Austria AUT
7 Katya Crema 25 Australia AUS
8 Fanny Smith 21 Switzerland SUI
9 Anna Wörner 24 Germany GER
10 Katrin Müller 24 Switzerland SUI
11 Yuliya Livinskaya 23 Russia RUS
12 Jenny Owens 35 Australia AUS
13 Sanna Lüdi 27 Switzerland SUI
14 Georgia Simmerling 24 Canada CAN
15 Karolina Riemen 25 Poland POL
16 Stephanie Joffroy 22 Chile CHI
17 Marte Høie Gjefsen 24 Norway NOR
18 Heidi Zacher 25 Germany GER
19 Marielle Berger Sabbatel 24 France FRA
20 Alizee Baron 21 France FRA
21 Andrea Zemanová 21 Czech Republic CZE
22 Andrea Limbacher 24 Austria AUT
23 Christina Staudinger 26 Austria AUT
24 Nikol Kučerová 24 Czech Republic CZE
25 Jorinde Müller 20 Switzerland SUI
26 Anastasiya Chirtsova 23 Russia RUS
27 Marion Josserand 27 France FRA
28 Sami Kennedy-Sim 25 Australia AUS