In 2015 after winning the first three World Cups of the season Thompson injured her knee in the semi finals of the World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria. Thompson had her knee surgically repaired shortly after and spent the following 5 months working in the gym with her trainer and physiotherapist to get back to skiing shape.
Coming back from injury this season Thompson came back with a bang winning the first World Cup of the season in Montafon, Austria. She went on to win three other World Cups and two 2nd place finishes helping her to finish 2nd Overall on the Ski Cross World Cup this season. It was a great season for the entire Canadian Ski Cross Team as they won the coveted Nations Cup meaning Canada was the top nation on the circuit.
2013 World Championship Silver Medallist.
2011/2012 Crystal Globe Winner.
Marielle Thompson. Olympic Gold Medallist 2014. Canadian Ski Cross Team. World Cup Overall Ski Cross Champion 2012 & 2014. World Championships Silver Medallist 2013. Junior World Champion 2013.
|Birth date:||June 15|
|Ski club:||Whistler Mountain Ski Club|
|Made the Canadian National team:||2010|
Q&A With Marielle
Most of my teammates call me Mar (shortened version of Marielle). I’m also sometimes called Big Air Mar and Mar Bear.
Best moment in ski racing
Winning the Olympics in Sochi. A close second is winning my second Crystal Globe.
Worst moment in ski racing:
Crashing in Kreischberg, Austria in 2015. I knew I had injured my knee and wasn’t able to finish the season.
What one thing would you change about ski racing?
I would make sure all of the course builders know what they are doing so that we get really high quality courses all the time.
Best World Cup stop:
Val Thorens, France. They always have a fun course and it makes for a good race. The community loves ski cross as well so there are lots of fans.
Person you look up to most in ski racing:
When I was growing up it was always Britt Janyk. She is from my hometown of Whistler and was really successful on the speed side of the World Cup circuit. Now I look up to my teammates as they push me to be the best and help me along the way.
On your iPod?
Favourite activities other than skiing:
I like skating, volleyball, softball, soccer, and am working on getting better at mountain biking.
What’s a talent you wish you had?
I wish I was a better parallel parker.
Marielle lives in Whistler with her family which includes mom (Pam), dad (Rod), brother (Broderick), sister (Tess), and two dogs (Cookie and Snoopie).
Check out the Thompson family Bed & Breakfast Chalet in beautiful Whistler, BC.