Fanny Smith won FIS Ski Cross World Cup gold today in Veysonnaz ©Getty Images

World champions David Mobärg of Sweden and Switzerland's Fanny Smith claimed the gold medals at the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Ski Cross World Cup in Veysonnaz.

Sweden's Mobärg stood atop an individual World Cup podium for the seventh time in his career, and third this season, after triumphing in the first big final of the day.

After yesterday's cancellation due to heavy snowfall, athletes were raring to go with Mobärg followed across the line by Japan's Ryo Sugai.

Canadian Winter Youth Olympic Games champion Reece Howden took bronze before Florian Wilmsmann of Germany finished in last place.

The result marked Howden's sixth podium finish of the season and, although he remains in the lead on the overall standings, the margin is now cut down to 57 points.

The 24-year-old is on 596 points while Mobärg is close behind on 539 and Wilmsmann occupies third on 378.

Mobärg secured his first World Championships title last month at Bakuriani 2023 in the mixed team ski cross.

Double Olympic bronze medallist Smith was unbeatable in the women's event as she cruised to victory in all four races including the big final.

The deciding race saw France's Jade Grillet Aubert take silver ahead of Canadian pair Tiana Gairns and Marielle Thompson, in third and fourth, respectively.

The win was the first time that Sweden's Sandra Näslund has not taken the gold medal, ending a streak of nine victories this season.

She announced that she would be skipping the race due to injury.

"Unfortunately, there will be no competition for me tomorrow," Näslund wrote on Instagram.

"After a bang on the knee last Thursday, the knee needs some recovery."

Regardless of the absence, she has already wrapped up the overall title this season, with 900 points.

Smith moved into second on 541 in front of Canadian Marielle Thompson on 524 points.

Craigleith in Canada is set to host the final leg of the season from March 17 to 18, with the men's title up for grabs.