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Canadians Dominate Skicross

Canadian’s took half of the medals at the skiicross World Championships today, including both golds, as the Freestyle Skiing Worlds have hit their midway point. Kelsey Serwa won the gold on the women’s side, just a week after taking X Games gold. Serwa spent much of the time in between the X Games and the World Championships getting treatment for a back injury she suffered when she crashed going across the finish line. Serwa finished in 5th at the 2010 Olympics. Fellow Canadian Julia Murray finished 2nd and Anna Holmund of Sweden won the bronze.

Chris DelBosco, who was born in Colorado and holds dual citizenship, won a gold for his adopted homeland after finishing 4th in this event at the 2010 Olympics. He was the fastest qualifier in that portion of the event, then breezed to an easy win in the quarters and 2nd in the semis before needing a daring pass to win gold. It is his first major victory. Jouni Pellinen of Finland finished 2nd and Andreas Matt of Austria was third.

No American woman advanced out of the time trials, while the highest American man was John Teller, who finished 5th. This was the first  event in which neither an American man or woman medaled, and the only events other than men’s moguls in which no American medaled.

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