Mikael Kingsbury is on a tear. The native of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec continued his dominant start to the 2017-18 World Cup moguls season with his 13th straight victory on Thursday in Deer Valley, Utah.
Kingsbury posted a score of 88.8 points to win the gold medal. Dmitriy Reikherd of Kazakhstan won the silver medal with a score of 83.66 points. Matt Graham of Australia won the bronze medal with a score of 82.37 points.
Kingsbury reached the podium by 7.08 points over Ikuma Horishima of Japan, who was in fourth place with a score of 81.72 points. Kingsbury now has one more World Cup on Saturday, January 20 in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, before the biggest competition in his moguls life–the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
The reigning Olympic silver medalist only needs a gold medal on his resume to be considered one of the greatest freestyle skiers ever. He has already won the Crystal Globe for men’s moguls in 2017-18 and has a whopping 240 point lead on Reikherd.
It was the second straight night that Kingsbury won a World Cup men’s moguls gold medal. On Wednesday evening, Kingsbury posted a score of 87.33 points to take the top podium spot in Deer Valley. On Wednesday, Kingsbury also made freestyle skiing history. He won his 47th race, passing American women Hannah Kearney and Donna Weinbrecht, for the most wins (male or female) of all-time.