Mikael Kingsbury wins two World Cup moguls medals in New Hampshire

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won two World Cup medals in Waterville, New Hampshire this past weekend. He won bronze in a World Cup men’s moguls event on Friday and then gold in a World Cup men’s dual moguls event on Saturday.

On Friday, Kingsbury had a score of 80.07 points. Ikuma Horishima of Japan won the gold medal with a score of 85.84 points. Cooper Woods of Australia won the silver medal with a score of 81.04 points. Kingsbury reached the podium by 1.08 points over Walter Wallberg of Sweden, who finished in fourth place with 78.99 points.

On Saturday, in the men’s dual moguls, Kingsbury beat silver medalist Ikuma Horishima 30-5 in the big final to win gold. Wallberg won the bronze medal. Kingsbury beat Goshin Fujiki of Japan 22-13 in the eight final, Landon Wendler of the United States 32-3 in the quarterfinal, and Filip Gravenfors of Sweden 20-15 in the semifinal.

In the World Cup men’s moguls standings, Kingsbury is second with 400 points. Horishima leads with 450 points. Kingsbury leads the World Cup men’s dual moguls standings with 460 points. Horishima is second with 272 points.

Kingsbury now has won 125 World Cup medals. He has won 86 gold medals, 29 silver medals and 10 bronze medals. Kingsbury won the gold medal for Canada in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. His gold and bronze medals in Waterville, will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

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