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Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa takes home the gold medal

Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

A gold medal is officially coming back to Kelowna!

<who>​Photo credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images</who>

Kelsey Serwa skied to a first-place finish in the women’s ski cross event tonight.

The native of Kelowna, who grew up on the slopes of Big White Ski Resort, led for the entire final race finishing with the gold medal.

Of course, there was a massive crowd up at Big White watching Serwa's win.

After winning silver in 2014 at Sochi, Serwa was in the zone today, where she took an early lead and continued to pick up the pace on her way to the gold medal.

Fellow Canadian Brittany Phelan had to battle after a slow start, but was able to fight her way into second place for a silver medal finish.

Canada now sits with 10 gold, eight silver and eight bronze, tying its best-ever medal count that came at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

<who>Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images </who>Gold medalist Kelsey Serwa of Canada celebrates during the medal ceremony for Freestyle Skiing - Ladies' Ski Cross on day 14 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Medal Plaza on February 23, 2018.

Congratulations Kelsey and Team Canada!

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