Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec has won the gold medal in men’s moguls at the 2021 World Freestyle Skiing Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Monday. It was Kingsbury’s third gold medal in men’s moguls in the history of the World Freestyle Skiing Championships as he previously won in 2013 in Voss, Norway, and in 2019 in Park City, Utah. In 2019, freestyle skiing and snowboarding were joined at the same World Championships.
In the second final on Monday, Kingsbury posted a winning score of 87.36 points. Ben Cavet of France won the silver medal with a score of 82.43 points. Pavel Komakov of Kazakhstan won the bronze medal with a score of 82.23 points. Kingsbury reached the podium by 6.02 points over fourth-place finisher Nikita Novitckii of Russia.
Kingsbury followed his gold medal in men’s moguls on Monday with a gold medal in men’s dual moguls on Tuesday. It would be Kingsbury’s third career gold medal in men’s dual moguls at the World Freestyle Skiing Championships as he previously won in 2015 in Kreischberg, Austria, and in 2019. However, one must realize that dual moguls is not part of the Olympic Winter Games.
Kingsbury won his gold medal in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He now has a ton of confidence heading into the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.