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Monday, January 17, 2022

Canadian Brady Leman gets silver at ski cross competition in China

Key takeaways: 

  • Brittany Phelan takes women’s small final, ending 5th overall.
  • Canadian Brady Leman got the men’s silver reward on Saturday. 

Brady Leman wins silver for his country in Ski Cross: 

Canadian Brady Leman got the silver medal in the men’s ski cross competition at the freestyle skiing World Cup in China on Saturday.

The 35-year-old Calgary resident reached second in a three-way photo close at the Secret Garden Resort during the Olympic test competition in front up to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

“Super stoked to put down a great race, especially on the Olympic test course,” Leman said Alpine Canada. “It’s been cool to see all the infrastructure going into the Games, and it got the vibes going first in what was a big event. I’m stoked that I could step up.” Source – cbc.ca

Sergey Ridzik of the Russian Olympic Committee completed first. Bastien Midol of France received the bronze medal while Johannes Rohrweck of Austria did not complete the four-men race.

Leman, an Olympic winner at Pyeongchang 2018, won a terrifying mountain biking collision in May 2020. He sustained five fractured bones, a fractured collarbone and fell and pierced lung in the event.

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Phelan gets women’s small final

In the women’s championship, Canadian Brittany Phelan got the small final, a secondary competition to decide the rankings of contestants removed in the rounds.

It was the 30-year-old’s initial competitive appearance since February 2020, when she sustained knee damage at an appearance in Megeve, France.

“Fifth place feels like a first-place today,” stated Phelan, who was fifth overall.  Source – cbc.ca

“It’s been almost two years since I’ve been in a World Cup inauguration gate, it’s been a long hard recovery, and so I couldn’t be happier about today.” Source – cbc.ca

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