After qualifying for the finals in 28th place, the AIS / NSWIS skier finished in third place in a knock out final and with only the first two advancing to the quarter finals, the Australian’s day came to an end.
AIS ski cross program head coach Matt Lyons said he was pleased that Crema was competing again and that she will go into tomorrow’s second stage of the double header at Innichen / San Candido with even more confidence, knowing that the injury is behind her.
Fellow AIS / NSWIS athletes Jenny Owens and Sami Kennedy-Sim were unable to qualify for the finals, finishing in 33rd and 36th respectively after the qualification session.
In the men’s draw, Anton Grimus and Scott Kneller were 38th and 44th after the qualification session, with only the fastest 32 progressing to the finals.
The ski cross squad has the opportunity to improve on these results tomorrow.
Today’s women’s event was won by Switzerland’s Fanny Smith, ahead of Canadian Kelsey Serwa and Swede Anna Holmuld in third.
The men’s was won by Canadian David Duncan, followed by Swiss Alex Fiva and another Canadian Brady Leman in the bronze medal place.