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Canada's Thompson wins gold, Duncan takes bronze at World Cup skicross

Canada's Marielle Thompson is shown on her way to second place during a Freestyle, women's World Cup skicross race, in San Candido, Italy, on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Thompson can rest easy knowing that she has locked up a spot for Sochi. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alessandro Trovati
January 17, 2014 - 8:28 AM

VAL THORENS, France - Canada's Marielle Thompson is extending her lead on top of the World Cup overall standings after picking up her second skicross victory of the season.

Thompson, from Whistler, B.C., finished first today at the FIS Audi Val Thorens World Cup.

Overall men's leader Dave Duncan of London, Ont., won bronze in the men's race while Calgary's Brady Leman was fourth and Montreal resident Chris Del Bosco was fifth.

Thompson has already qualified for the Sochi Games while Duncan, Leman and Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, B.C., are considered virtual locks to be named to the nomination roster.

Several skicross athletes remain on the bubble for inclusion on the 26-athlete freestyle roster.

The Canadian freestyle team for Sochi will be unveiled Monday.

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