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Maltais wins silver in Lake Louise

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According to the International Ski Federation website, Dominique Maltais of Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, Quebec won a silver medal in a World Cup women's snowboard cross event in Lake Louise, Alberta (an hour west of Calgary) on Saturday.

Maltais, the bronze medalist from the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, finished in second place in the big final on Saturday to another Olympic medalist from the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. American Lindsey Jacobellis won the gold at Lake Louise, and like Maltais is seeking to an Olympic gold medal on her prestigious resume, after finishing in second place to Tanja Frieden of Switzerland two Olympics ago. Helene Olafsen of Norway won bronze.

Maltais and Jacobellis will be serious medal contenders at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

In the men's snowboard cross event, Jarryd Hughes of Australia won the gold medal, followed by Konstatin Schad of Germany and Alex Deibold of the United States.

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