Kingsbury and Dufour Lapointe win World Cup silver in moguls in Japan


Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Olympic gold medalists Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec and Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal, Quebec each won silver medals at a World Cup moguls event in Tazawako, Japan on Saturday. It was the final World Cup moguls event for men and women during the 2017-18 season.

Kingsbury posted a score 89.27 points. Ikuma Horishima of Japan won the gold medal with a score of 91.03 points. Dmitriy Reikherd of Kazakhstan won the bronze medal with a score of 87.26 points. Kingsbury earned a podium spot by 3.7 points over Walter Wallberg of Sweden. Kingsbury easily won the Crystal Globe in men’s moguls this season. He finished with 840 points, 300 more points than Reikherd.

Dufour-Lapointe posted a score of 81.33 points. Perrine Laffont of France won the gold medal with a score of 83.03 points. Keaton McCargo of the United States won the bronze medal with a score of 81.06 points. Dufour-Lapointe reached the podium by 2.21 points over Olivia Giaccio of the United States. Dufour-Lapointe finished in fifth place in the 2017-18 World Cup standings with 394 points. Laffont won with 527 points.

Kingsbury won the gold medal in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, while Dufour-Lapointe won the gold medal in women’s moguls at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. It will be interesting to track the futures of Kingsbury and Dufour-Lapointe going forward.

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