Wednesday, February 24, 2010

52 - Canada's Sixth Gold Medal!

Women's Ski Cross is a new event to Olympic Freestyle Skiing.  The first ever gold medal for this contest now belongs to Canadian athelete Ashleigh McIvor.  Ski Cross uses the same facilities as Snowboard Cross, which is a gigantic, twisting snow run upon which four participants compete at once.  After the heats, the atheletes with the best times compete in a big finals race.  The big difference between the two events is that one is raced on snowboards, while the other is raced on skis.   Canada's Maëlle Ricker won gold for Women's Snowboard Cross, so I guess she and Ashleigh share a matched set of medals.