Published: Thu, February 22, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Leman survives crash after crash to win ski cross gold

Leman survives crash after crash to win ski cross gold

The drama came behind the leading pair as Canadian Kevin Drury and Sergey Ridzik of the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation team crashed early on in another demonstration of the chaotic nature of the ski cross discipline.

Canada's Brady Leman won the gold medal in men's ski cross on Wednesday at Phoenix Snow Park on a crash-filled day.

"This blows them out of the water".

There was no French skier in the final four years on from a podium clean-sweep in Sochi.

"Fourth at the Games is a big accomplishment, but at the same time you're the first guy who doesn't get a medal".

A frightening crash in his preliminary race of Men's Ski Cross at the Winter Olympics sent a Canadian skier to the hospital. Drury was disqualified. Canadian Brady Leman won the gold medal and Switzerland's Marc Bischoberger earned silver.

"When I fell I thought that finishing the race was one of my most important things to do, so I tried hard", said Ridzik.

David Duncan of London, Ont., was fourth in the small final, putting him eighth overall.

Christopher Del Bosco, 35, took off on a jump and lost control in mid-air late in the run.

Canada's Chris Del Bosco is carried away after crashing on the men's ski cross course on February 21, 2018.

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