Brady Leman is golden at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, winning the ski cross event at the 2018 Olympic Games.
It is a particularly special win for Leman, after coming in fourth at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
13-year-old Leman is from Calgary, Alberta. After his disappointing finish in Sochi, his first Olympic Games, he was on a mission for redemption. Leman is the first Canadian to medal at this event.
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) February 21, 2018
Brady Leman’s mom still volunteers on alpine circuit. His dad still owns a ski shop and makes boots. His sister skied too and his nephews are skiing. This is a medal not just for him but his entire family. He literally grew up at COP. Destiny. #PyeongChang2018 #TeamCanada #yyc
— Lucas Meyer (@meyer_lucas) February 21, 2018
You come 4th at the Olympics, for 4 years you think about nothing else but that final at the upcoming Olympics…
And now Brady Leman is here. 🇨🇦
Can’t imagine what he’s feeling right now. #PyeongChang2018 #FreestyleSkiing #UpWithCBC
— Anson Henry (@ansonhenry) February 21, 2018
Switzerland’s Marc Bischofberger earned silver. Toronto’s Kevin Drury was also in the big final, finishing fourth after a big crash with OAR athlete Sergey Ridzik who managed to recover for the bronze.
In the small final, Canada’s Dave Duncan was fourth, placing him 8th overall.