Newly-crowned world champion Marielle Thompson and fellow Canadian Kevin Drury topped the respective women’s and men’s standings on the second day of qualification at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Cross World Cup in Feldberg in Germany.
Thompson, who struck gold at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships in Utah earlier this month, posted an unrivalled time of 47.78sec on the Feldberg Seebuck course.
It improved on the World Cup leader’s performance yesterday, when she finished second behind Sweden's Sandra Naeslund.
Switzerland’s Sanna Luedi moved up from third to second in 48.34.
That time was matched by home favourite Daniela Maier as she finished third.
Naeslund dropped to seventh spot but still comfortably qualified for the 16-athlete final.
We wrap up today’s qualifications with Kevin Drury making it 2-for-2 for the Canadians, on top of today’s time trials for Sunday’s finals!— FISfreestyle (@FISfreestyle) February 15, 2019
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In men’s qualification, World Championships bronze medallist Drury led the way in 45.85.
France’s François Place, yesterday’s table-topper and the newly-crowned world champion, came second in 45.94.
Completing the top three was Switzerland’s Romain Detraz in 46.02.
World Cup leader Bastien Midol, yesterday's runner-up, ranked 10th with the top 32 qualifying for the final.
Both the men's and women's finals are due to take place tomorrow and Sunday (February 17).
The FIS Ski Cross World Cup season is then due to continue next week in Sunny Valley ski resort in Russian city Chelyabinsk.