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Canada’s Eliot Grondin claims World Cup bronze in snowboard cross

By The Canadian Press on December 16, 2023.

Canada's Eliot Grondin earned bronze on Saturday in World Cup men's snowboard cross action. Grondin celebrates his third place finish, at the FIS snowboard cross world cup event at Mont-Sainte-Anne resort in Beaupre, Que., Sunday, March 26, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

BREUIL-CERVINIA, Italy – Canada’s Eliot Grondin earned bronze on Saturday in World Cup men’s snowboard cross action in Italy.

The Sainte-Marie, Que., native finished behind Australia’s Adam Lambert, who grabbed silver, and Austria’s Alessandro Haemmerle, the reigning Olympic champion, who took gold.

It was the second World Cup competition of the season for the 22-year-old Grondin.

He won the season-opening event on Dec. 3 in France.

Grondin was the Olympic silver medallist at the 2022 Beijing Games.

He also teamed with Meryeta O’Dine for bronze in the inaugural mixed team event.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 16, 2023.

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