Marielle Thompson

Marielle Thompson

Ski Cross — Targeting Beijing 2022

2014 Olympic Gold Medalist
2016 X Games Silver Medalist 
2014 and 2012 Crytsal Globe, World Cup Overall WInner
Social Followers: Instagram, 7,043; Facebook, 4,874; Twitter, 3,995
Hometown: Whistler, British Columbia

After winning an Olympic medal in Sochi, you'd think Marielle Thompson would kick off her ski boots, head somewhere tropical and welcome some well-earned time away from competition to simply enjoy her success.

But the 21-year-old from Whistker still felt that she has some unfinished business - winning the 2014 Crystal Globe as the World Cup Overall Champion. 

Her Instincts were right.

Sh  entered the final weekend of the season in La Plagne, France leading Switzerland's Fanny Smith by just ten points. 

In what's been called the most thrilling finish to a season in ski cross history, the two lined up agiant each other in the final - winner take all. 

In what's been called the most thrilling finish to a season in ski cross history, the two lined up agiant each other in the final - winner take all.

Out of the start gate it looked like Marielle might have the edge, but Fanny made an aggressive pass going into the first turn to solidify the holeshot. 

Over the next minute, Marielle slowly reeled her in on the final turn, she slipped past Fanny to take her second Crystal Globe in three years. 

As undoubtedly the best women's ski cross athlete in the world, Marielle maintains a simple mantra as she looks to Pyeongchang 2018 and the opportunity to defend her Olympic title: I like to go fast

in 2016-17, Big Air Mar put together a season for the ages winning seven World Cups including the event on home-snow in Blue Mountain, Ontario where she also wrapped up her third career Crystal Globe.

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