Mikael Kingsbury wins dual moguls gold in Italy

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won the gold medal in dual moguls at a World Cup in Chiesa in Valmalenco, Italy on Saturday. Kingsbury, who won the gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, won his 90th World Cup moguls (moguls or dual moguls) gold medal, and 129th medal overall. Kingsbury has won 29 silver medals and 10 bronze medals.

In Chiesa in Valmalenco, Kingsbury placed in front of silver medalist Takuya Shimakawa of Japan and bronze medalist Nick Page of the United States. Along the way, Kingsbury beat Landon Wedler of the United States 25-10 in the round of 16, clobbered Dylan Marcellini of Italy 35-0 in the quarterfinals, beat Page 22-13 in the semifinals, and Shimakawa 28-7 in the big final.

In the World Cup dual moguls standings, Kingsbury finished in first place with 700 points. Ikuma Horishima of Japan finished in second place with 372 points. Of the eight World Cup dual moguls races during the 2023-24 season, Kingsbury was victorious six times. The only other winners were reigning Olympic moguls gold medalist Walter Wallberg of Sweden, and Horishima. The gold medal for Kingsbury in Italy will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 





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