Canada’s Brady Leman wins silver at Freestyle Skiing World Cup in China

Canada’s Brady Leman won silver in men’s ski cross at the Freestyle Skiing World Cup in China on Saturday.

The 35-year-old Calgary native finished second in a three-way finish photo at the Secret Garden Resort in the Olympic test event ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

Sergey Ridzik of the Russian Olympic Committee finished first. Bastien Midol from France took the bronze medal while Johannes Rohrweck from Austria did not finish the four-man race.

Leman, Olympic champion in Pyeongchang 2018, overcame a terrible mountain biking accident in May 2020. He suffered five broken ribs, a fractured collarbone and a collapsed and punctured lung in the crash.

Brittany Phelan wins the women’s small final

In the women’s championship, Canada’s Brittany Phelan won the small final, a secondary event to determine the ranking of competitors ousted in the semi-final.

The honor placed the 30-year-old fifth overall.

Her compatriot Tiana Gairns finished the same race in fourth position, thus finishing eighth in the general classification.

Sandra Naeslund of Sweden won the gold medal in women. Fanny Smith from Switzerland and Marielle Berger Sabbatel from France finished second and third respectively.

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