Mikael Kingsbury closes out skiing season with moguls and dual moguls gold in Kazakhstan

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won his final two World Cup moguls events of the 2022-23 freestyle skiing season in Almaty, Kazakhstan. On Friday, he won gold in the last moguls event of the year, and on Saturday, won gold in the last dual moguls event of the year. Kingsbury won the gold medal in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

In the moguls World Cup event on Friday, Kingsbury had 85.67 points. Pavel Kolmakov won the silver medal with 78.72 points. Matt Graham of Australia won the bronze medal with 78.42 points. Kingsbury reached the podium by 7.54 points over Filip Gravenfors of Sweden, who was in fourth place with 78.13 points.

Kingsbury then beat silver medallist Walter Wallberg of Sweden 22-13 in the final of the dual moguls event. Graham won the bronze medal. Kingsbury beat Daeyoon Jung of South Korea 20-15 in the round of 16, Nick Page of the United States 31-4 in the quarterfinals, and Graham 21-14 in the semifinals.

Kingsbury won the World Cup moguls standings with 540 points. Graham was second with 336 points. Kingsbury won the World Cup dual moguls standings with 462 points. Wallberg won the silver medal with 374 points. The gold medals for Kingsbury in Kazakhstan will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

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