Mikael Kingsbury wins historic World Cup moguls gold in Utah

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won a World Cup men’s moguls event in Deer Valley, Utah on Thursday. It was a historic gold medal for Kingsbury. He now has 87 World Cup gold medals, which is the most gold medals for any skier in the history of the International Ski Federation. Kingsbury passes Swedish alpine skier Ingemar Stenmark, who won 86 World Cup alpine skiing gold medals from 1975 to 1989.

Kingsbury posted a score of 82.17 in Deer Valley. Ikuma Horishima of Japan won the silver medal with a score of 79.15. Filip Gravenfors of Sweden won the bronze medal with a score of 78.8. Kingsbury reached the podium by 6.33 points. Walter Wallberg of Sweden finished in fourth place with a score of 75.84 points.

In the World Cup men’s moguls standings, Kingsbury has 500 points and is in second place. Horishima leads with 530 points.

There is one more World Cup men’s moguls event left this season. That will be in Almaty, Kazakhstan on March 8.

All-time, Kingsbury has now won 126 World Cup medals. In addition to his 87 gold medals, he has won 29 silver medals and 10 bronze medals. The gold medal in Deer Valley will give Kingsbury confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

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