Mikael Kingsbury wins World Cup dual moguls gold in Georgia

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won a World Cup dual moguls gold medal in Bakuriani, Georgia on Saturday. For Kingsbury, it was his 122nd career World Cup medal and 84th gold medal.

Kingsbury, who won the gold medal in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, continues to dazzle on the bumpy ski hill. He beat Yutaro Murata of Japan 22-13 in the round of 16, Cooper Woods of Australia 21-14 in the quarterfinal, Filip Gravenfors of Sweden 22-13 in the semifinal, and silver medalist Ikuma Horishima of Japan 20-15 in the big final. Nick Page of the United States won the bronze medal as he beat Gravenfors in the small final 30-5.

In the World Cup men’s dual moguls standings, Kingsbury leads with 260 points. Rasmus Stegfeldt of Sweden is in second place with 200 points. In the overall moguls World Cup standings (moguls and dual moguls), Kingsbury is also the leader with 580 points. Horishima is in second with 480 points.

The next World Cup men’s dual moguls race is in Canada, specifically Val St. Come, Quebec on January 20. The gold medal in Bakuriani will give Kingsbury confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.  It will be at these Olympic Winter Games, dual moguls will make its Olympic debut.

 

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