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Canada goes for gold in women's skicross at Sochi Olympics

Feb. 21, 2014: Canada's Marielle Thompson, left, celebrates winning the gold medal ahead of compatriot Kelsey Serwa right, in the women's ski cross final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Feb. 21, 2014: Canada's Marielle Thompson, left, celebrates winning the gold medal ahead of compatriot Kelsey Serwa right, in the women's ski cross final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics.  (AP)

Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa finished 1-2 for Canada in women's skicross Friday, giving their country bookend gold-silver performances in Olympic freestyle skiing.

Freestyle opened Feb. 8 with sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal finishing 1-2 in moguls.

This marked Thompson's third and biggest win of the season.

The final pitted the four fastest women in qualifying. Thompson, ranked third, took an early lead against the first-ranked Serwa and never let it slip.

Ophelie David of France wiped out about two-thirds of the way down the course, which gave the bronze to Sweden's Anna Holmlund.