Mikael Kingsbury wins second world moguls championship title

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won the gold medal in moguls on Friday at the 2019 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships in Park City, Utah. Kingsbury previously won the moguls title at the 2013 World Freestyle Skiing Championships in Voss, Norway.

Kingsbury posted a winning score in the final of 84.89 points. Matt Graham of Australia won the silver medal with a score of 81.94 points. Daichi Hara of Japan won the bronze medal with a score of 81.66 points. Kingsbury earned a medal by 3.59 points as Ikuma Horishima of Japan finished in fourth place with a score of 81.29 points.

Two years ago in Sierra Nevada, Spain, Horishima won the world championship with Kingsbury winning the bronze medal. Four years ago in Kreischberg, Austria, Kingsbury won the world championship silver medal as he was narrowly beaten by Anthony Benna of France by 0.35 points. Kingsbury also reached the podium at the 2011 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships in Utah, as he won the bronze medal.

In addition to his moguls victory at the World Championship on Friday, Kingsbury also won gold in the dual moguls on Saturday. In the non-Olympic event, Kingsbury beat Bradley Wilson of the United States in the final. Kingsbury previously won the dual moguls at the 2015 World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships in Kreischberg. Kingsbury, who won the gold medal for Canada in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, will be a strong gold medal contender for Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.


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