Justine Dufour-Lapointe wins Olympic silver in women’s moguls

FIS Moguls World Cup 2015 Finals – Megève – 20150315 – Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

For the second consecutive Olympic Winter Games, Justine Dufour-Lapointe reached the Olympic podium. On Sunday, Dufour-Lapointe won the Olympic silver medal in women’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. 

Dufour-Lapointe had 78.56 points. Perrine Laffont of France won the gold medal with 78.65 points. Yulia Galysheva of Kazakhstan won the bronze medal with a score of 77.4 points. Dufour-Lapointe reached the podium by 3.21 points over the surprise fourth place finisher, Jakara Anthony of Australia.

Another Canadian reached the Olympic super final in women’s moguls. Andi Naude of Regina, Saskatchewan had the top score in the super final qualification (78.28 points), but struggled on a mogul in the final, got off course and did not finish her run.

Dufour-Lapointe becomes Canada’s fourth medalist at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Earlier on Sunday (Saturday in Canada), Max Parrot of Cowansville, Quebec and Mark McMorris of Regina, Saskatchewan won silver and bronze in the men’s slopestyle snowboarding. Then on Sunday, Ted-Jan Bloemen of Calgary won a silver medal in the men’s 5000m speed skating event.

On Monday, Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec will have the biggest moguls competition of his career. The only thing not on his resume is Olympic gold. The super final in men’s moguls will be at 6:10 AM MT.

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