Serwa 10th in Switzerland

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa reluctantly settled for 10th spot at the latest ski cross World Cup stop Thursday in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

Serwa, who had been hoping to make up ground on overall World Cup leader Heidi Zacher, of Germany, was eliminated in the first heat of the day.

She fell victim to drafting lower down the course in her quarterfinal run.

“The girl was able to sit in her draft,” Canadian head coach Eric Archer said of Serwa’s heat, in which the X Games champion was third behind Germany’s Anna Woerner and Austria’s Katrin Ofner. “There’s not much you can do about that.”

With total 400 points, Serwa is now 72 points back of Zacher for top spot.

The next World Cup ski cross race is set for Sunday in Meiringen-Hasliberg, Switzerland.

Serwa has won a gold and two silver medals in World Cup events this season, and gold medals in both the X Games and world championships.

She spent the last two weeks before the latest race recuperating from various injuries suffered at the X Games, then later at a World Cup race in Collingwood, Ont.


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