Silver’s Good, But I Want Gold: Ski Cross’s Brady Leman
Brady Leman (a.k.a. Wombat) picked up his second podium in as many races by taking silver in the men’s final at the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup race in Val Thorens, France, on Wednesday.
Leman, of Calgary, Alta., battled Switzerland’s Armin Niederer all the way to the finish to follow up his second-place result in Telluride, USA, last week with another second at the first European stop on the 2012-13 ski cross World Cup tour. Leman sits second in the individual ski cross World Cup standings with 200 points. Niederer is first with 260 points.
Dave Duncan, of London, Ont., finished fourth in the men’s final after advancing through three heats alongside Leman.Kelsey Serwa, of Kelowna, B.C., was the top Canadian on the women’s side after finishing 15th.
“I’m proud of what I did today but with that said, I want to win,” said Leman, who was No. 2 in the world last season and has made it his goal to be the first Canadian man to win the individual ski cross World Cup title this year. “The Crystal Globe, for me, it’s my main goal this season. It’s what I’ve set out to get; it’s what I want.”