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Canada's India Sherret scores 1st-career World Cup ski cross medal

Canada's India Sherret notched a career milestone in Idre Fjall, Sweden, on Saturday, taking her first-career podium finish at a World Cup ski cross event.

Cranbrook, B.C. skier wins bronze in Sweden

Canada's India Sherret, shown in this 2017 file photo, finished with a bronze medal at a World Cup ski cross event in Idre Fjall, Sweden, on Saturday. (File/The Associated Press)

Canada's India Sherret notched a career milestone in Idre Fjall, Sweden, on Saturday, taking her first-career podium finish at a World Cup ski cross event.

The 21-year-old from Cranbrook, B.C., finished behind Swedish winner Sandra Naeslund and silver medallist Marielle Berger Sabbatel of France.

The 21-year-old Canadian finished third in the Ski Cross event, behind France's Marielle Berger Sabbatel, and Sweden's Sandra Naeslund. 3:39

Fellow Canadians Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, B.C., Georgia Simmerling of North Vancouver and Mont-Tremblant's Brittany Phelan finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

This brings Canada's medal tally in ski cross up to seven for the 2017-18 season. Sherret's previous best finish was eighth-place.

The 21-year-old Canadian won bronze at the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Idre, Sweden. 1:01

On the men's side, Calgary's Brady Leman was 10th, Ian Deans of Lake Country, B.C., placed 14th, Toronto's Kevin Drury was 25th and Dave Duncan of London, Ont., finished 26th.

Switzerland's Alex Fiva and Marc Bischofberger won gold and silver respectively. France's Jean Frederic Chapuis was third.

With files from The Canadian Press

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