Mikael Kingsbury wins World Cup men’s moguls gold in Kazakhstan

Mikael Kingsbury (Clement Bucco-Lechat, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won the gold medal on Friday in a men’s moguls World Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan. For Kingsbury, it was his 88th World Cup gold medal and 127th medal overall. Kingsbury’s Olympic gold medal came at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

Kingsbury posted a final score of 84.89 points. Ikuma Horishima of Japan won the silver medal with 83.48 points. Matt Graham of Australia won the bronze medal with 80.81 points. Kingsbury reached the podium by six points over Filip Gravenfors of Sweden, who finished in fourth place with 78.89 points.

Kingsbury finished in second place in the World Cup moguls standings with 600 points. The only mogulist this season with more points was Horishima with 610 points. This was only the second time since 2012 that Kingsbury was not the World Cup mogul champion. The only other season was 2020-21, which was won by Graham.

The World Cup moguls race in Almaty on Friday was the last of the season. However, there are two more dual moguls races. There is a World Cup men’s dual moguls event in dual moguls on March 9, and another in Chiesa in Valmalenco, Italy on March 16. The gold medal for Kingsbury in Kazakhstan will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo.

 

 

 

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