According to CBC Sports on Sunday, Canadian Olympic silver medalist Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, British Columbia, won the silver medal in a women’s World Cup ski cross competition in Bokwang, South Korea. The silver medal for Serwa was significant because the World Cup was also a test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Andrea Limbacher of Austria won the women’s ski cross big final. Anna Holmlund of Sweden won the bronze medal. Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marielle Thompson of Vancouver, British Columbia was fourth. Serwa won the silver medal and Thompson won the gold medal in women’s ski cross at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
With the silver medal, Serwa is now in eighth place in the World Cup standings with 369 points. Holmlund is the World Cup leader with 875 points.
This was Serwa’s second World Cup women’s ski cross silver medal this season. She also finished in second place in a World Cup women’s ski cross race in Innichen, Italy on December 20. Serwa has now won 18 World Cup medals.
Serwa’s greatest accomplishment this season was winning the gold medal in women’s skier X competition at the 2016 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. It was Serwa’s second gold medal in the women’s skier X competition as she also won gold in Aspen in 2011.