Mikael Kingsbury wins World Cup moguls competition in China

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist and 2018 Lou Marsh Trophy winner Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won the gold medal in a World Cup men’s moguls competition in Thaiwoo, China on Saturday. For Kingsbury, it was his second World Cup victory of the season (first was in Ruka, Finland on December 7) and the 51st of his World Cup career.

Kingsbury posted a score of 90.31 points. Ikuma Horishima of Japan won the silver medal with a score of 87.68 points. Dmitriy Reikherd of Kazakhstan won the bronze medal with a score of 86.92 points.

Kingsbury reached the podium by 4.16 points. Benjamin Cavet of France finished in fourth place with 86.15 points.

Kingsbury leads the World Cup moguls standings with 958 points. Reikherd is second with 529 points and Horishima is third with 479 points. The win for Kingsbury in men’s moguls was one of two events he won on the weekend in Thaiwoo. He also won a World Cup men’s dual moguls race in Thaiwoo on Sunday. However it should be noted that dual moguls are not part of the Olympic Winter Games.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada will be the host site of the next World Cup moguls competition on January 12 at Canada Olympic Park. It will be interesting to see the level of interest among Calgarians for this World Cup event after the Calgary electorate voted against hosting the 2026 Olympic Winter Games.

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