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Canada's Brady Leman wins ski cross, as compatriot Christopher Delbosco suffers broken pelvis

Canada's Leman wins ski cross as nasty crash leaves Delbosco with broken pelvis
By Reuters

21/02/2018 at 07:10Updated 21/02/2018 at 08:46

Canada's Brady Leman edged Switzerland's Marc Bischofberger to claim victory in the men's ski cross final on Wednesday.

Olympic Athlete from Russia Sergey Ridzik and Canada's Kevin Drury collided in the final but Ridzik was able to get up and continue and crossed the line to take bronze.

Drury recovered from the fall and crossed the finishing line, although he was given a Did Not Finish classification. Leman's gold is Canada's third from a possible five in ski cross events at the Olympics.

There was no French skier in the final, just four years on from a podium clean-sweep in Sochi.

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Earlier in the event, Canada’s Christopher Delbosco suffered a broken pelvis after landing awkwardly on the second-to-last jump.

Christopher Delbosco lost control mid-air

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Meanwhile, Terence Tchiknavorian of France was also taken to hospital with a suspected fractured shin after a crash-ridden round of the men's ski cross heats.

Canadian and French team officials confirmed the injuries to the skiers. An Austrian team official said Christoph Wahrstoetter had suffered a concussion after colliding with Sweden’s Erik Mobaerg in heat six.

There was no news on whether Mobaerg had been injured.