April 21st, 2024

Canada’s Grondin earns snowboard cross World Cup gold, first career Crystal Globe

By The Canadian Press on March 24, 2024.

BEAUPRÉ, Que. – Eliot Grondin wrapped his season with his second World Cup gold medal of the weekend and his first career Crystal Globe in men’s snowboard cross action on Sunday.

The Sainte-Marie, Que., native became the first Canadian male to claim the snowboard cross Crystal Globe. It was presented to him by the only other Canadian to do so, Dominique Maltais.

Sunday’s victory was the tenth World Cup medal of the season for Grondin, breaking the all-time record in snowboard cross.

It was also his seventh gold of the campaign, which matched France’s Pierre Vaultier record of seven World Cup wins in the 2013-14 season.

Australia’s Cameron Bolton and Germany’s Leon Ulbricht earned silver and bronze, respectively.

The 22-year-old Grondin is the reigning Olympic silver medallist in the event.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 24, 2024.

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