Mikael Kingsbury and Laurent Dumais win World Cup moguls medals in Japan

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada won two of three medals on Saturday at a World Cup men’s moguls competition in Tazawako, Japan. Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won the gold medal and Laurent Dumais of Quebec City, Quebec won the bronze medal.

Kingsbury, who won the Olympic gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang,  now has won 44 World Cup gold medals in moguls. In addition to the 44 World Cup gold medals in moguls, Kingsbury has also won 18 World Cup dual moguls gold medals.

In the moguls competition in Tazawako, Japan on Saturday, Kingsbury posted a final round score of 83.05 points. Dmitriy Reikherd of Kazakhstan won the silver medal with a score of 81.62 points. Dumais won the bronze medal with a score of 73.07 points.

Kingsbury earned a medal by 11.84 points over fourth place finisher Benjamin Cavet of France, who had 71.21 points. Dumais earned a medal by 1.86 points over Cavet.

This was the sixth of seven World Cup men’s moguls competitions this year. Kingsbury previously won in Ruka, Finland on December 7, in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada on January 25 and in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on February 1.

This was the second career World Cup moguls medal for Dumais. He previously won a bronze medal in Val St. Come, Quebec on January 23, 2016.

Kingsbury currently leads the World Cup men’s moguls standings with 760 points. Ikuma Horishima of Japan is second with 515 points. Dumais is in seventh place with 219 points. The gold medal for Kingsbury and the bronze medal for Dumais will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 


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