Kingsbury wins Olympic gold in men’s moguls

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec has won the gold medal in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He earned Canada’s second gold medal on day three of the 2018 Olympics and seventh medal overall.

Kingsbury did not post the best score in qualifying, but was the most dominant mogulist in the super final. He had 86.63 points for the biggest victory of his career. Matt Graham of Australia won the silver medal with a score of 82.57 points and Daichi Hara of Japan won the bronze medal with 82.19 points.

Kingsbury reached the podium by 9.61 points over his Canadian teammate, Marc-Antoine Gagnon of Quebec City, Quebec finished in fourth place with a score of 77.02 points. It was the second straight Olympic Winter Games that Gagnon finished in fourth.

Meanwhile, Philippe Marquis of Quebec City, Quebec finished in 20th place. It was amazing that Marquis was even competing because he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in training last month.

Now Kingsbury adds an Olympic gold medal to his remarkable moguls resume. It includes seven World Cup moguls titles and the gold medal at the 2013 FIS World Freestyle Skiing Championship in Voss, Norway.

It is also the third consecutive Olympic Winter Games that a Canadian won the gold medal in men’s moguls. Alexandre Bilodeau of Rosemere. Quebec won the gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.


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