Leman takes skicross gold

Leman takes skicross gold

Canada's Kevin Drury didn't finish the final, which followed a competition which had been marred by a series of heavy slams.

Thankfully Drury recovered from the fall and did eventually cross the finishing line, however, he was given a Did Not Finish classification. Four years ago at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Leman reached the big final but was unable to prevent a French sweep and finished fourth.

Leman's triumph delivered a fifth freestyle skiing title Canada at Pyeongchang 2018.

Brady Leman earned Olympic gold for Canada in men's skicross on Wednesday, beating Marc Bischofberger of Switzerland in a wild final at Phoenix Snow Park.

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Sochi gold medalist Jean-Frederic Chapuis had insisted before the Games that the French were not a dominant force in ski cross, saying they just had a ideal day in the 2014 final. "Right now we are the best nation in the world in ski cross and have been for a couple of years", Leman said after claiming Canada's third gold medal from a possible five in ski cross events at the Olympics.

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

Del Bosco received lengthy medical treatment after landing on his back, but was seen raising his arms as he was carried off the course on a stretcher.