Marielle Thompson

Marielle Thompson

Ski Cross Athlete

Photo Caption Photo: GEPA

Marielle Thompson
About Marielle
Location Whistler, B.C.
Club Whistler Mountain Ski Club
Year Team Member Since 2010
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World Cup Ranking

#1st - Ski cross 2017

Medal Highlights

Olympic Champion Sochi 2014
World Cup Ski Cross Crystal Globe (2012, 2014, 2017)
Silver World Ski Championships Voss-Myrkdalen, NOR (2013)
Silver Winter X Games Aspen, USA (2016)
31 World Cup podiums (2011 – 17)

Marielle Thompson, one of the most successful ski cross athletes in the world, has amassed 31 World Cup podiums, 20 World Cup victories, one World Championship podium, three Crystal Globes and Olympic gold. In 2012, she became the first Canadian to win an individual ski cross Crystal Globe as the Overall World Cup Champion, a title she successfully reclaimed in 2014 and 2017. Nicknamed 'Big Air Mar', Thompson was poised and ready to defend her 2014 Olympic gold when a crash in training in October of 2017 put a wrench in her plans. With aggressive rehab, Thompson returned to snow just three months after a torn ACL and won the qualification run at the 2018 Olympic Games. Appearing not to have missed a beat, despite missing out on the entire World Cup season, a bobble in the first heat caused her to crash and miss out on defending her medal. Thompson will be back healthy and ready for the 2018-19 season.


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