Mikaël Kingsbury adds to career record World Cup moguls victory total
Canadians take 6 out of possible 12 medals in Japan
Mikaël Kingsbury added to his career World Cup win total record in Tazawako, Japan on Sunday, while two Canadian women took spots on the dual moguls podium as well.
Kingsbury, of Deux-Montagnes, Que., won the 32nd FIS World Cup event of his career, defeating American Thomas Rowley by a score of 20-15.
"It wasn't an easy day for me with the draw I had," Kingsbury said. "There were a few challenges with the course and I had to beat some really good competitors along the way.
"I really wanted to win yesterday and I didn't, so I was extra motivated. My confidence kept going up after each dual. I'm happy with the way I dealt with things and that I've basically locked up the Crystal Globe."
Benjamin Caven of France rounded out the podium, picking up bronze after defeating Dmitriy Reiherd of Kazakhstan 22-13.
A day after finishing with silver and bronze in the single moguls event, Montreal's Chloé Dufour-Lapointe and Audrey Robichaud of Quebec City were back on the podium, albeit with reversed results.
This time it was Robichaud grabbing second place after losing to Switzerland's Deborah Scanzio by a score of 19-16. Dufour-Lapointe took bronze thanks to a 20-15 win over Kazakhstan's Yulia Galysheva.
"The final was a real battle, but I'm happy for Deborah," Robichaud said. "Making it to the podium twice this weekend is special. I couldn't be happier and I'm really looking forward to competing in Moscow next week."
With files from Canadian Freestyle Ski Association