If the men’s skicross race took place under a blazing sun, this was not the case for the women’s race. It was pouring rain during the ladies’ qualifications.

After a stop race because of the fog holding Marielle in the start, she realized the 17th time, more than three seconds behind Kelsey Serwa who won the qualifications.

The start list is done, and Marielle will meet during her first 8th of final, the Swiss girl Fanny Smith – 1st of the World Cup overall last year –  and the Canadian girl Kelsey Serwa who will take the silver medal at those Olympics later that day.
Marielle did not have the possibility to fight. Her hand slipped during the start. With this lack of speed, the gap between her and the two others becomes too big and it was irreversible.
We can feel the disappointment at the finish area, a race that did not please the women’s French team. But Marielle already moved on to the next race counting for the World Cup ranking. She has four years to get ready and travel to South-Korea for the next Olympic Games.

Thank you everybody for your support and cheering.

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