Sherret Wins First Ski Cross World Cup Race

Sherret Wins First Ski Cross World Cup Race

Calgary, AB. (Feb 2, 2024) — Canada’s India Sherret (Cranbrook, BC) stood on top of a World Cup podium for the first time today at the FIS Ski Cross World Cup at Alleghe (ITA). In her 53rd World Cup start, Sherret picks up her first World Cup win and her third career podium with the last one coming in December 2019.

Sherret was dominant today, winning both her heats and leading the final from top to bottom.

“Today is one of those days that makes all the hard work pay off,” said a pleased Sherret. “There’s been some crashes and some injuries over the last four years since my last podium and I’m proud and thankful to be here. I am very grateful for everyone who kept believing in me, the team, my family and friends and my sponsors.”

“The starts were going great today,” added Sherret. “I tried to focus on being quick and being loose, and then carrying that speed through the rest of the run and really attacking it. There are so many emotions I don’t really know what I’m feeling, but it does feel amazing!”

Three Canadian women were in the small final that was won by Marielle Thompson (Whistler, BC) to finish fifth, followed by Brittany Phelan (Mont-Tremblant, QC) in sixth and Hannah Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) in seventh. Abby McEwen (Edmonton, AB) placed 11th today. Today’s results keep Schmidt in the lead of the women’s Cup standings.

On the men’s side, Reece Howden (Chilliwack, BC) won the small final to finish fifth, while Carson Cook (Edmonton, AB) placed seventh, Kevin Drury (Toronto, ON) 10th and Jared Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) was 20th. With today’s fifth place, Howden jumps 10 points ahead of Schmidt in the men’s Cup standings.

The FIS Para Alpine Ski World Cup in Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA) wrapped up today with a slalom that saw Kurt Oatway (Calgary, AB) finish fifth in men’s sitting, while Kalle Ericsson (Kimberley, BC), and guide Sierra Smith (Ottawa, ON) were disqualified in their first run.

Next races: (link to FIS Calendar)

Ski cross race again in Alleghe (ITA) on Feb 3.

Junior World Ski Championships wrap up in Haute-Savoie (FRA) on Feb 3.

Men’s alpine race SL in Chamonix (FRA) on Feb 4.

Women’s alpine will be in Soldeau (AND) for races Feb 10 and 11.

Para-alpine head to Sapporo (JPN) Feb 10-15.

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