Mikael Kingsbury wins men’s dual moguls gold in Quebec

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won the gold medal in a men’s dual moguls World Cup event in Val St. Come, Quebec on Saturday. For Kingsbury, who won the gold medal in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, it is his 123rd career World Cup medal. In all, the Canadian freestyle skiing legend has 85 gold medals, 29 silver medals and nine bronze medals.

Kingsbury began the event by beating Louis-David Chalifoux of Toronto, Ontario 23-12 in the first round, Takuya Shimakawa of Japan 21-14 in the quarterfinals, Matt Graham of Australia 19-16 in the semifinals, and silver medalist Filip Gravenfors of Sweden 19-16 in the big final. Graham won the bronze medal as he beat Benjamin Cavet of France in the small final.

In the World Cup men’s dual moguls standings, Kingsbury leads with 360 points. Rasmus Stegfeldt of Sweden is second with 220 points.

It was a strong weekend rebound for Kingsbury. He struggled mightily on Friday in the moguls event, as he only finished 13th. As a result, Kingsbury dropped in the World Cup moguls standings from first to second place. Kingsbury has 340 points, and has 10 fewer points than Ikuma Horishima of Japan, who has 350 points. The gold medal for Kingsbury on Saturday will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.  

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