Canada's Reece Howden scores ski cross silver in Sweden

Reece Howden, shown in this file photo, scored a World Cup ski cross silver medal on Saturday in Sweden. (Pontus Lundahl/The Associated Press - image credit)
Reece Howden, shown in this file photo, scored a World Cup ski cross silver medal on Saturday in Sweden. (Pontus Lundahl/The Associated Press - image credit)

Canadian ski cross racer Reece Howden landed on the World Cup podium on Saturday in Idre Fjall, Sweden, winning a silver medal in the men's big final.

Howden, of Cultus Lake, B.C., finished just behind Sweden's David Mobaerg, who took gold.

Erik Mobaerg, also of Sweden, rounded out the podium, claiming the bronze medal.

This marks the fourth straight podium finish for the Canadian, who holds top spot in the overall ski cross world cup standings.

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"It was a pretty good day," said Howden to Alpine Canada. "There was good strong skiing at the top, and then I made a couple of mistakes that cost me the win, but it worked out OK. It was really great to see so many Canadians in the top eight today."

Ottawa's Jared Schmidt won the men's small final for a fifth-place result, while Toronto' Kevin Drury finished right behind for sixth overall.

On the women's side, Whistler, B.C. racer Marielle Thompson finished fifth after winning the women's small final. That race included two other Canadians, Tiana Gairns, of Prince George, B.C., and Ottawa's Hannah Schmidt, who finished seventh and eighth, respectively.