Marielle Thompson wins gold, Kelsey Serwa wins silver, in women's skicross

Canadian women have done it again.

Marielle Thompson of Whistler, B.C won a gold medal and Kelsey Serwa of Kelona, B.C., captured a silver medal in women's skicross Friday at the Sochi Winter Games.

Both skiers crossed the finish line ahead of bronze medallist Anna Holmund of Sweden.

Thompson and Serwa were among the medal favourites entering the event, with Thompson winning two World Cup races this season and Serwa collecting a World Cup win on the same course last year.

Georgia Simmerling of West Vancouver, B.C., was eighth in the seeding run and won her opening heat, but crashed in the quarterfinals and left the course in obvious discomfort.

The two medals, which come a day after Canadian women won gold medals in hockey and curling, raise Canada's total to 22,eight gold, 10 silver and four bronze.

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  1. Juge posted on 02/21/2014 10:01 AM
    There should be one standard method of ranking the countries in the Olympic medal count.
    If you look at CBC's list, it ranks the countries only by the amount of GOLD medals each country has earned with total disregard to silver and bronze wins.
    If you look at NBC's list, it ranks the countries by the total amount of medals each country has earned, regardless of which colour it is.
    I suggest the count be evaluated by awarding 3 points for a gold, 2 for a silver and 1 for a bronze and let the numbers fall as they may.
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