Russian Freestyle Skier Wins Bronze in Cross Ski at 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

Canadian wins gold in skicross after teammate injured in earlier crash

Modal Trigger Christopher Del Bosco suffered an injury after a brutal crash while competing in a men's ski cross event. Getty Images

Canada's Brady Leman won the gold medal in men's ski cross on Wednesday at Phoenix Snow Park on a crash-filled day. The Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation team has three silver and nine bronze medals. 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.

"This blows them out of the water".

Ridzik recovered to claim the bronze medal in Pyeongchang. Drury was disqualified. Canadian Brady Leman won the gold medal and Switzerland's Marc Bischoberger earned silver. "The other two were in a sense always disappointing", said Leman.

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Defending champion Jean-Frédéric Chapuis, who led a French podium sweep at Sochi 2014, failed to progress any further than the quarter-finals. The 37-year-old previously took gold in the women's 4×5-kilometer relay, silver in the 15-kilometer skiathlon and bronze in the 10-kilometer freestyle at Pyeongchang.

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

It's unclear how severe Del Bosco's injuries are.

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