Updated: Thursday, 20 February 2014 19:10 | By Agence France-Presse

Chapuis leads French sweep in Olympic ski cross final

Jean Frederic Chapuis led home a French clean sweep to take Olympic gold in the men's ski cross event at the Sochi Olympics on Thursday.


Chapuis leads French sweep in Olympic ski cross final

France's Arnaud Bovolenta (blue), Jean Frederic Chapuis (green), and Canada's Brady Leman race in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross Final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 20, 2014 - by Franck Fife

Arnaud Bovolenta took silver while Jonathan Midol finished with the bronze despite crossing the line on his backside.

The only person capable of halting a French sweep in the four-man final was Canada's Brady Leman but he fell just before the penultimate jump as he tried desperately to claw back a position from the back of the field.

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