|Nickname(s)||"Big Air Mar"|
|Born||June 15, 1992|
North Vancouver, B.C.
|Residence||Whistler, British Columbia|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg)|
|Club||BC Ski Cross|
|Team||Canadian Ski Cross Team|
|Coached by||Eric Archer, Willy Raine, Stan Hayer|
|Achievements and titles|
|World finals||Silver Medal at 2013 World Championships in Voss|
|Olympic finals||Gold Medal at 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi|
|Highest world ranking||1st 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.
She debuted in the World Cup on December 18, 2010. Thompson placed third on December 17, 2011 in San Candido, Italy. In the 2010–11 World Cup season she placed 50th in Overall Freestyle standings and at 17th place in ski cross standings. 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."
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. However, she ultimately was able to participate in the games, having undergone an accelerated rehabilitation program. Thompson placed first in the seeding runs on February 22. 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.
World Championships results
|2011 Deer Valley||15|
|2017 Sierra Nevada||5|
World Cup results
|Season||Overall||Ski cross||Cross Alps Tour|
|2018||injured: did not compete|
|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|
- "Bio". Mariellethompson.com. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
- "FIS-Ski.com profile". FIS-Ski.com. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
- "2010–11 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup Standings". FIS. Archived from the original on January 24, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
- Kate Pettersen (February 21, 2014). "Marielle Thompson, Kelsey Serwa win gold, silver in ski cross". CBC Sports.
- "Olympic ski cross champion Marielle Thompson suffers knee injury". CBC Sports. October 20, 2017.
- "Marielle Thompson aiming for second ski cross gold 4 months after having knee surgery". The Star. February 21, 2018.
- "Marielle Thompson leads Canadian trio atop skicross seeding standings". Metro News. February 21, 2018.
- "Canada's Kelsey Serwa wins gold, Brittany Phelan grabs silver in women's skicross at Winter Olympics". The Globe and Mail. February 22, 2018.
- "Broderick Thompson". Alpine Canada Alpin. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
- "Marielle Thompson". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 4 January 2016.