Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won the gold medal in men’s moguls World Cup event in Idre Fjall, Sweden on Friday and dual moguls on Saturday. Kingsbury, who won the gold medal in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, now has won 82 gold medals in World Cup moguls events.
On Friday, Kingsbury had 85.02 points. Nick Page of the United States won the silver medal with 79.55 points. Filip Gravenfors of Sweden won the bronze medal with 79.53 points. Kingsbury reached the podium by 6.04 points over Walter Wallberg of Sweden, who finished in fourth place with 78.98 points.
In the dual moguls, Kingsbury defeated Canadian Elliot Vaillancourt of Drummondville, Quebec 20-15 in the first round, and Canadian Louis-David Chalifoux of Toronto, Ontario 23-12 in the quarterfinals, before beating Wallberg 18-17 in the semifinals, and Rasmus Stegfeldt of Sweden 20-15 in the big final. Ikuma Horishima of Japan won the bronze medal.
Kingsbury leads the World Cup standings in men’s moguls and men’s dual moguls. In men’s moguls, Kingsbury has 160 points. Horishima is second with 140 points. This was the first men’s dual moguls event of 2023-24. The gold medals for Kingsbury will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.