Canada's Brady Leman wins gold medal in men's skicross at Pyeongchang Games

Faith Castro
February 22, 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. Kevin Drury of Toronto, Ontario crashed in the final and did not finish, after placing third in the seeding round, winning heat five in the elimination round, the quarterfinals and semi-finals.

Still, a gold medal might have been a little bit of a surprise to some for Lehman at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Ridzik managed to finish the race for the bronze.

"The other two were in a sense always disappointing".

Ridzik picked himself up and raced down for bronze well behind the leaders.

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The pair were left to battle it out after Canadian Kevin Drury fell early in the race and collided with Sergey Ridzik, an Olympic athlete from Russian Federation.

"I broke my leg the day before competition in Vancouver and then just missing the podium in Sochi was kind of bittersweet". Canadian officials said he was alert and stable and was taken to hospital with a suspected pelvis injury.

"So it's a tough one to swallow, but I've had such a great experience regardless of results at all my Games".

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