According to the Associated Press, Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, British Columbia and Marielle Thompson of Vancouver, British Columbia finished first and second respectively in a World Cup women's ski cross race in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday.
The 1-2 Canadian finish has extra significance because it came on the same course that will be hosting the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi next year.
Serwa and Thompson will try to continue Canadian excellence in women's ski cross at the Olympic Games. At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Ashleigh McIvor of Vancouver, British Columbia won the gold medal, but she had to retire in 2012 because of a knee injury.
Serwa won her eighth World Cup skicross race of her career today. Serwa, who is currently ranked third in the world, also won the 2011 World Championship for women's ski cross in Deer Valley, Utah.
Thompson, meanwhile rebounded after a disappointing season this year. Expectations were high for Thompson after she was the World Cup champion last year, but is only 14th in the World Cup standings in 2013.
On the men's side, Christopher Del Bosco of Montreal, Quebec, the 2011 World Champion, finished in second place to Victor Norbert of Norway. Del Bosco competed for the first time this season after being on the sidelines with a shoulder ailment.