Marielle Thompson's ski cross silver highlights Canada's 2nd day at Innichen World Cup

Marielle Thompson was the sole Canadian to grace the ski cross podium on the second day of competition in Innichen, Italy.

Thompson, 27, finished behind Switzerland's Fanny Smith to take silver on Sunday.

"I had a good start in the final but just got stuck behind but I knew that in the bottom of this course if I skied it clean I could carry some speed," said Thompson. 

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Innichen is one of the few venues where Thompson, a 23-time World Cup winner and Sochi gold medallist, has failed to triumph.

WATCH | Marielle Thompson skis to silver:

Nevertheless, the Whistler B.C., native remains in the hunt for the overall title thanks to a string of recent first-place finishes at Arosa, Switzerland and Montafon, Austria.

Currently sitting third, Thompson's 404 points puts her just behind Smith (411) and current leader Sandra Naesland (450) of Sweden, who finished fourth on Sunday behind bronze medallist Daniela Maier of Germany.

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Christine Olsson/EPA

Drury stumbles

On the men's side, Reece Howden, of Cultus Lake, B.C., was the top Canadian in 5th.

"I just wanted to come here and ski my best" said Howden. "I told myself ski, have a great time and leave it all on the hill. I had a great day."

Toronto's Kevin Drury, who captured his third first-place on Saturday after bad weather forced organizers to cancel the race and rely on the results of the qualification, finished in 25th.

Drury, 31, continues to lead the overall standings with 396 points, while fellow Canadian Kristofor Mahler, 24, trails with 302.

The day, however, belonged to Joos Berry of Switzerland who topped the podium ahead of Bastien Midol of France and Jonas Lenherr of Switzerland.

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