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Canada's mogul king pushed off throne as Mikael Kingsbury finishes 5th at World Cup

Mikael Kingsbury's perfect start to the moguls season finally came to an end on Friday. The Canadian settled for fifth in a World Cup event, marking the first time in five starts Kingsbury, 26, did not finish on top of the podium.

The reigning Olympic champ misses top spot for 1st time in 5 events

Mikael Kingsbury settled for fifth in a World Cup event in Lake Placid, N.Y., marking the first time in five starts Kingsbury did not finish on top of the podium. (Hans Pennink/The Associated Press)

Mikael Kingsbury's perfect start to the moguls season finally came to an end on Friday.

The Canadian settled for fifth in a World Cup event, marking the first time in five starts Kingsbury, 26, did not finish on top of the podium.

"I had a perfect season so far, so it's a little difficult to accept," Kingsbury said. "But I'm going to do better next week in Tremblant."

The reigning Olympic champ from Deux-Montagnes, Que., finished with 72.93 points.

WATCH | Mikael Kingsbury finishes 5th:

Kingsbury finished fifth in New York on Friday, the first time in five events that he's failed to win on the World Cup circuit. 1:29

Kingsbury had reached the podium in his previous 19 outings in a single mogul event. His last miss also was in Lake Placid when he finished sixth on Jan. 13, 2017.

"I skied well on my first two runs, but in the super final I tried to go a little too big on the top jump and made a stupid mistake," said Kingsbury.

WATCH | Benjamin Cavet takes gold:

Cavet won by more than three points in New York on Friday. 1:23

France's Benjamin Cavet (84.83 points) took gold, Sweden's Walter Wallberg (81.47) was second and Australia's Matt Graham (80.94) was third.

Philippe Marquis of Quebec City was eighth.

On the women's side, Canada also had two top-10 finishers. Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal was seventh and Sofiane Gagnon of Whistler, B.C., was eighth.

WATCH | Australian Jakara Anthony tops moguls podium in New York:

Anthony finished almost four points ahead of the silver medal winner in Lake Placid on Friday. 1:23

"It was a good day in some ways, not so good in others," Dufour-Lapointe said. "I worked on some things this week, especially on corks, but today the mix wasn't quite right."

Jakara Anthony of Australia won, Perrine Laffont of France was second and American Tess Johnson captured bronze.

The World Cup moguls circuit heads to Mont-Tremblant, Que., next week.

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