Canadian snowboarder Eliot Grondin wins bronze at world championship

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IDRE FJALL, Sweden — Canada’s Eliot Grondin has captured a bronze medal at the world snowboard cross championship.

The 19-year-old from Sainte-Marie, Que., finished behind winner Lucas Eguibar of Spain and Alessandro Haemmerle of Austria on Thursday.

Eguibar edged Haemmerle at the finish for the win.

« I haven’t yet realized what just happened, » Grondin said. « I ended up in the final against two of the guys who were my childhood heroes (Eguibar and Haemmerle).

« I had the chance to race against them, and I ended up on the podium with them. It’s kinda crazy. I would say that I feel a bit like I’m in a dream right now. »

Grondin competed at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics as a 16-year-old, finishing 36th. He was the youngest man on Canada’s Olympic team.

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