Mikael Kingsbury wins World Cup moguls gold in Quebec


Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won a gold medal in a men’s World Cup in Mont Tremblant, Quebec on Saturday. For Kingsbury, who won the gold medal in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and a silver medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, it was his 54th World Cup gold medal, but first ever gold medal at Mont Tremblant.

In the women’s World Cup in Mont Tremblant on Saturday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal, Quebec won the bronze medal. For Dufour-Lapointe, who won the gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and the silver medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, it was her 44th World Cup medal.

Kingsbury posted a winning score in Mont Tremblant of 86.73 points. Ikuma Horishima of Japan won the silver medal with a score of 85.02 points. Dmitriy Reikherd of Kazakhstan won the bronze medal with a score of 83.42 points. Kingsbury earned a spot on the podium by 4.13 points over Matt Graham of Australia. Graham was in fourth place with 82.6 points.

Kingsbury leads the World Cup men’s moguls standings with 921 points. He has 416 more points than Benjamin Cavet of France, who is in second place with 505 points.

Dufour-Lapointe’s bronze medal score in Mont Tremblant was 73.67 points. Perrine Laffont of France won the gold medal with 75.51 points. Jakara Anthony of Australia won the silver medal with a score of 75.08 points.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe reached the podium by 1.44 points over Canadian Olympic silver medalist Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal, Quebec, who had 72.23 points. Chloe Dufour-Lapointe won the silver medal in women’s moguls at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe is in seventh place in the World Cup women’s moguls standings with 339 points. Laffont leads with 743 points. The medals for Kingsbury and Justine Dufour-Lapointe will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 




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