Mikael Kingsbury wins bronze in World Cup moguls in Finland

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won the bronze medal on Saturday in a World Cup men’s moguls event in Ruka, Finland.  For Kingsbury, who won the gold medal in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, it was his 116th World Cup medal. He has now won 80 gold medals, 29 silver medals and seven bronze medals. Over the last decade, Kingsbury has just not been the face of Canadian moguls skiing, but moguls worldwide.

In Ruka on Saturday, Kingsbury had 79.08 points. Ikuma Horishima of Japan won the gold medal with 82.68 points. Walter Wallberg of Sweden won the silver medal with 79.88 points. Kingsbury reached the podium by 2.78 points over Olli Penttala of Finland, who finished in fourth place with 76.3 points.

This was the first World Cup men’s moguls event of the season. In all, there will be eight World Cup events. There will be one event in Canada as Val St. Come, Quebec will host the fifth World Cup event on January 19.

What Kingsbury has been able to accomplish in Ruka deserves high praise. He has now won 12 medals in a row at the Ruka World Cup. The bronze medal for Kingsbury will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

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