Reece Howden of Canada is racing for gold at the World Cup ski cross in Sweden

Reece Howden claimed his second medal of the weekend in Idre Fjall, Sweden, as the Canadian ski cross racer won gold on Sunday to follow up on the silver medal he captured on Saturday.

Howden, of Cultus Lake, BC, has now landed on the World Cup podium in five consecutive races and sits atop the overall World Cup ski cross standings.

The 24-year-old also won all the preliminary rounds she entered on Sunday leading up to the final.

“It’s so sweet,” Howden said in a release. “It’s been a lot of work and having to do five races a day is tough. Fortunately, right now I’m fast and I focus mentally on controlling what I can, and keep fighting to deliver it. works for me and I want to keep it rolling.

“The team skied great, and I’m very happy to see the whole team doing well.”

On the women’s team, Marielle Thompson clinched the bronze medal on Sunday, improving on her fifth-place result on Saturday.

“It feels great to be back on the podium,” Thompson told Alpine Canada. “I had to redeem myself after yesterday’s fifth place. I know I have better skis in me and I’m happy to have reached a big final and to be on the podium. Tough race today. There was a lot of wind and you really did it to work each feature to find as fast a speed as possible.”

The 30-year-old player has now secured the podium four times this World Cup season.

In other Canadian results, Ottawa’s Jared Schmidt finished sixth overall in the men’s event, while Tiana Gairns, of Prince George, BC, won the women’s minor final to finish in fifth place.

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