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Whistler's Thompson lands on podium in Beaver Creek

Broderick Thompson finished third and just 0.95 seconds off the top spot at the Dec. 2 World Cup stop in Colorado 
Broderick Thompson
Broderick Thompson shows off his medal and plaque after landing on the podium at the World Cup stop in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Whistler native Broderick Thompson took home a bronze medal in the Super G event at the World Cup stop in Beaver Creek, Colorado on Dec. 2–the first podium finish of his World Cup career.

Thompson, who started 35th, was able to edge out Germany's Andrea Sander by just three hundredths of a second to claim the last podium spot.

"I pushed hard today, I had a couple key spots in mind in my run I needed to nail, I nailed them, carried speed all the way down and I was surprised at the finish to say the least," he said in Alpine Canada's Instagram video. "But I'm stoked, unbelievably stoked, can't even put it into words, honestly."

This podium finish came in Thompson's 48th World Cup start and represents the first top-three finish for a Canadian in a men's speed race since 2017.

Switzerland's Marco Odermatt and Austria's Matthias Mayer claimed the top two spots, respectively. Two other Canadians finished inside the top-30 with Trevor Philp finishing 18th and James Crawford at 29.

The Beaver Creek World Cup continues through the weekend with another Super G race on Friday followed by Downhill on Saturday and Sunday.