Serwa tops World Cup standings

Kelowna ski cross racer wins silver in France

Kelowna's Kesley Serwa won silver Sunday at a World Cup ski cross event in France.

Kelsey Serwa’s third medal of the ski cross season has vaulted the 21-year-old Kelowna athlete to the top of the FIS World Cup standings.

Serwa narrowly missed winning her second gold medal in a four-day span as she settled for second spot Sunday in Les Contamines, France, losing to French skier Opelie David in a photo finish.

“I was in fourth the whole way down—I had the best seat in the house,” Serwa said of Sunday’s final. “I was just waiting for a chance to pass and they all kind of got tangled up.”

It was just last Wednesday that Serwa raced to victory at a World Cup event in Alpe d’Huez, France.

On Sunday, Serwa and David broke through as Serwa nearly edged the French star at the line. The silver-medal effort moves Serwa to the top of the World Cup standings ahead of Germany’s Heidi Zacher, who was third in her semi-final Sunday.

“Kelsey got to the final and had the last pick for the start. She just relaxed and let things play out in front of her,” said Eric Archer, head coach of the Canadian ski cross team. “She squeezed through from fourth to second and it was a photo finish. She missed by the length of a hand. It was an exciting final.”

Serwa opened the World Cup season with a silver medal in Decemeber at a race in San Candido, Italy.

Next up for Serwa and the Canadian team is the X-Games Jan. 27 to 30 in Aspen, Colo.

Then it’s off to the World Freestyle Championships Feb. 2 to 5 in Park City, Utah.

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