Mikael Kingsbury wins World Cup moguls gold in Quebec

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won the gold medal at a World Cup moguls competition in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec on Saturday. The event got live television coverage in Canada from TVA Sports. 

Kingsbury posted a winning score of 86.8 points. He earned a medal by 10.68 points over fourth place finisher Felix Olofsson of Sweden, who had a score of 76.12 points. Ikuma Horishima of Japan won the silver medal with a score of 86.6 points and Benjamin Cavet of France won the bronze medal with a score of 83.99 points.

This was Kingsbury’s second gold medal and third medal overall during the 2019-20 World Cup moguls season. He previously placed first in in a men’s World Cup moguls competition in Ruka, Finland on December 7 and second to Horishima on December 14 in Thaiwoo, China.

At this time it feels that Kingsbury is being pushed significantly by Horishima on the hill. Horishima beat Kingsbury by six tenths of a point before Christmas in China and only lost by two tenths of a point to Kingsbury on Saturday.

In the World Cup moguls standings, Kingsbury leads with 380 points. Horishima is second with 320 points.

Kingsbury won a gold medal for Canada in men’s moguls at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.His gold medal in Mont-Tremblant will give him confidence as he prepares for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. 

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