At his first Olympics, PyeongChang 2018, Kevin Drury went until grand final of the men’s ski cross event, ultimately finishing in 4 th place. Less than two weeks later, he secured his first World Cup victory in Sunny Valley, Russia.
Kevin made his World Cup debut in December 2015. The previous season he was crowned the overall Nor-Am Cup men’s ski cross champion. He took the World Cup to the next level in the Olympic test event at Phoenix Snow Park in February 2016, placing 4 th in his first grand final. The following week, he won the small final in Arosa, Switzerland, to finish 5 th rank. These results allowed him to qualify for the national team. In December 2016, he took part in another big final and finished in 4 th place of the judgment of Montafon, Austria.
He concluded the 2016-2017 season at the 8 th place in the standings overall World Cup ski cross, the second best Canadian. Kevin earned his first podium in the World Cup in December 2017. He received February 1 th place in qualifying in Arosa which proved the final result after the elimination round of cancellation due to bad weather.
Prior to entering ski cross, Kevin had a distinguished college career with the University of Vermont Alpine Ski Team. In 2011, he was a finalist in the giant slalom at the NCAA National Championships before being named to the NCAA First Team All-Star in the slalom. After a hiatus in 2013, he was named to the NCAA Second Team All-Star in Slalom and Giant Slalom in 2014. Kevin wore Canada’s colors in international competition for the first time in December 2012 on the circuit. the Nor-Am Cup.
Beyond Freestyle Skiing: Studied math at the University of Vermont. His aunt Marion Lay is an Olympic swimmer. She won bronze in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay at the 1968 Mexico Games.
Faits saillants olympiques
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Winter Olympics: 2018 - 4 th
FIS World Championships: 2017 - 27 th