Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ski Cross McIvor brings Canada sixth Olympic gold

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)—Ashleigh McIvor has won Canada’s sixth gold medal of the Vancouver Games, defeating Hedda Berntsen of Norway in the final of the Olympic debut of women’s skicross.

McIvor, who grew up in Whistler and is ranked second in the world, stayed out of trouble on the snowblown course at Cypress Mountain on Tuesday and won the final going away.

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