Kelowna's Kelsey Serwa skied to gold Saturday in Aspen

Serwa golden at X Games

Kelowna athlete wins gold for second time in her career at world's extreme athletic winter showcase

Five years after one of the biggest triumphs of her career, Kelsey Serwa is back on top.

The 26-year-old from Kelowna raced to a gold medal Saturday in women’s ski cross at the X Games in Aspen, Colo.

In 2011, Serwa won her first X Games title, crashing at the finish line in spectacular fashion and suffering multiple injuries, before stepping on to the podium.

“I’m so happy to be back here at the X Games,” said Serwa. “I was tired of being second so I made a plan and stuck with it today.

“What made me most happy was to land on my feet in the finish.”

Serwa, who took last year off to recover from injury and attend UBC Okanagan, won a silver medal earlier this season on the World Cup circuit in Italy.

Serwa’s Canadian teammate, Marielle Thompson, finished second at the X Games.


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