Marielle Thompson

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Marielle Thompson
Personal information
Nickname(s)"Big Air Mar"
NationalityCanadian
Born (1992-06-15) June 15, 1992 (age 26)
North Vancouver, B.C.[1]
ResidenceWhistler, British Columbia
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
Websitemariellethompson.com
Sport
Country Canada
SportFreestyle skiing
ClubBC Ski Cross
TeamCanadian Ski Cross Team
Coached byEric Archer, Willy Raine, Stan Hayer
Achievements and titles
World finalsSilver medal with cup.svg Silver Medal at 2013 World Championships in Voss
Olympic finalsGold medal with cup.svg Gold Medal at 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Highest world ranking1st in Ski Cross World Cup (2012, 2014, 2017)

Marielle Thompson (born June 15, 1992) is a Canadian freestyle skier specializing in ski cross. She won gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Marielle was the overall World Cup champion for ski cross in 2011-2012 for which she won the Crystal Globe and was also third overall in freestyle in the same year. In Marielle's 2013-2014 & 2016-17 seasons she won the World Cup Overall Crystal Globe.

Career[edit]

She debuted in the World Cup on December 18, 2010.[2] Thompson placed third on December 17, 2011 in San Candido, Italy.[2] In the 2010–11 World Cup season she placed 50th in Overall Freestyle standings and at 17th place in ski cross standings.[3] Thompson was again a strong contender during the 2013-14 season going into the Winter Olympics, leading the way in the standings again. In the end of the 2014 season she won the World Cup Overall title in an exciting finish in La Plagne, France. Marielle is still the only to Canadian to win a Crystal Globe and now she has received the prestigious award twice.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thompson qualified third going into the elimination rounds for ski cross. Her teammate and compatriot, Kelsey Serwa, qualified in first place just ahead of Ophelie David of France. Thompson made her way into the finals where Serwa also made the final in a near photo finish. In the big final Thompson led nearly the entire way and Serwa trailed just behind after a fall by David. The Canadians would end the race in the one and two positions securing gold and silver. After the race Thompson said that "It's crazy. I don't think it's even sunk in yet. I just had a big wave of emotion. I'm so, so happy, especially to be up there with my teammate. We're just having fun all day. I know Kelsey and we tried to help each other all the way down the course."[4]

While training for the 2018 Winter Olympics in October 2017, Thompson crashed and ruptured her ACL and injured her MCL putting her participation in the games in jeopardy.[5] However, she ultimately was able to participate in the games, having undergone an accelerated rehabilitation program.[6] Thompson placed first in the seeding runs on February 22.[7] She was eliminated in the first heat after falling and finishing third. The event was instead won by teammate Serwa, with another teammate, Brittany Phelan, taking the silver medal.[8]

Personal[edit]

She is the sister of alpine skier Broderick Thompson.[9]

Results[edit]

Olympic results[edit]

 Year  Ski Cross
2014 Sochi 1
2018 Pyeongchang 17

World Championships results[edit]

 Year  Ski Cross
2011 Deer Valley 15
2013 Voss 2
2015 Kreischberg 8
2017 Sierra Nevada 5

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[10]

Season standings[edit]

 Season  Overall Ski cross Cross Alps Tour
2011 50 16 N/A
2012 3 1 N/A
2013 36 7 N/A
2014 4 1 N/A
2015 34 8 N/A
2016 6 2 N/A
2017 2 1 1
2018 injured: did not compete

Race Podiums[edit]

  • 20 wins – (20 SX)
  • 31 podiums – (31 SX)
No. Season Date Location Discipline Place
1 2011–12 17 December 2011 Innichen, Italy Ski Cross 3rd
2 11 January 2012 Alpe d'Huez, France Ski Cross 2nd
3 19 January 2012 Blue Mountain, Canada Ski Cross 1st
4 26 February 2012 Bischofswiesen, Germany Ski Cross 3rd
5 3 March 2012 Branäs, Sweden Ski Cross 1st
6 10 March 2012 Grindelwald, Switzerland Ski Cross 1st
7 2012–13 19 February 2013 Sochi, Russia Ski Cross 2nd
8 17 March 2013 Åre, Sweden Ski Cross 2nd
9 2013–14 7 December 2013 Nakiska, Canada Ski Cross 1st
10 22 December 2013 Innichen, Italy Ski Cross 2nd
11 17 January 2014 Val Thorens, France Ski Cross 1st
12 25 January 2014 Kreischberg, Austria Ski Cross 3rd
13 15 March 2014 Åre, Sweden Ski Cross 2nd
14 23 March 2014 La Plagne, France Ski Cross 1st
15 2014–15 6 December 2014 Nakiska, Canada Ski Cross 1st
16 9 January 2015 Val Thorens, France Ski Cross 1st
17 10 January 2015 Ski Cross 1st
18 2015–16 5 December 2015 Montafon, Austria Ski Cross 1st
19 17 January 2016 Watles, Italy Ski Cross 1st
20 23 January 2016 Nakiska, Canada Ski Cross 1st
21 13 February 2016 Idre Fjäll, Sweden Ski Cross 2nd
22 14 February 2016 Ski Cross 1st
23 4 March 2016 Arosa, Switzerland Ski Cross 2nd
24 2016–17 9 December 2016 Val Thorens, France Ski Cross 1st
25 12 December 2016 Arosa, Switzerland Ski Cross 1st
26 17 December 2016 Montafon, Austria Ski Cross 1st
27 21 December 2016 Innichen, Italy Ski Cross 2nd
28 15 January 2017 Watles, Italy Ski Cross 1st
29 12 February 2017 Idre Fjäll, Sweden Ski Cross 1st
30 25 February 2017 Sunny Valley, Russia Ski Cross 1st
31 5 March 2017 Blue Mountain, Canada Ski Cross 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bio". Mariellethompson.com. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "FIS-Ski.com profile". FIS-Ski.com. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "2010–11 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup Standings". FIS. Archived from the original on January 24, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  4. ^ Kate Pettersen (February 21, 2014). "Marielle Thompson, Kelsey Serwa win gold, silver in ski cross". CBC Sports.
  5. ^ "Olympic ski cross champion Marielle Thompson suffers knee injury". CBC Sports. October 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Marielle Thompson aiming for second ski cross gold 4 months after having knee surgery". The Star. February 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Marielle Thompson leads Canadian trio atop skicross seeding standings". Metro News. February 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Canada's Kelsey Serwa wins gold, Brittany Phelan grabs silver in women's skicross at Winter Olympics". The Globe and Mail. February 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "Broderick Thompson". Alpine Canada Alpin. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Marielle Thompson". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 4 January 2016.

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