Canada's Drury earns World Cup ski cross silver in Alberta

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NAKISKA, ALTA. — Toronto's Kevin Drury earned a silver medal Friday in men's World Cup ski cross behind victor David Mobaerg of Sweden.

Drury was the lone Canadian to make a final in the first of two races at Nakiska resort west of Calgary.

Germany's Tobias Mueller was third.

Sweden's Sandra Naeslund took the four-woman final ahead of runner-up Fanny Smith of Switzerland and Daniela Maier of Germany in third.

Ottawa's Hannah Schmidt was the top Canadian woman in fifth. Teammate Courtney Hoffos of Windermere, B.C., placed sixth.

Saturday's second World Cup at Nakiska is the host Canadian team's last tune up race before Beijing's Winter Olympics next month.

Canada won't travel to two World Cups in Sweden next week because of COVID-19 concerns.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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