Canada's Mikaël Kingsbury wins gold to earn 100th World Cup podium

Canada's Mikaël Kingsbury climbed a World Cup podium for the 100th time Thursday, capturing gold in men's moguls.

Japan's Ikuma Horishima, Kosuke Sugimoto capture silver and bronze, respectively

Canada's Mikaël Kingsbury reacts as he crosses the finish line in the finals of a World Cup freestyle moguls competition at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah on Thursday. (Rick Bowmer/The Associated Press)

Canada's Mikaël Kingsbury climbed a World Cup podium for the 100th time Thursday, capturing gold in men's moguls.

The 29-year-old from Deux-Montagnes, Que., finished first with a score of 83.28 points.

Japan's Ikuma Horishima (81.98) and Kosuke Sugimoto (79.02) took silver and bronze respectively.

"I'm really happy with my day. It's my fourth win in a row. The course here at Deer Valley is not easy. It's one of the toughest in the world, especially with the warm weather conditions today. The battle against Ikuma was a good one. It's nice to be on top of the track with him," said Kingsbury moments after his win.

WATCH | Kingsbury wins moguls gold at Deer Valley:

Mikael Kingsbury grabs moguls gold for 100th career World Cup podium

5 days ago
Duration 3:36
The Canadian king of moguls adds another victory to his illustrious resume with another world-class, World Cup performance. 3:36

Laurent Dumais of Quebec City finished 11th.

Thursday's win marked Kingsbury's seventh World Cup medal this season and his sixth gold.

He is the reigning Olympic champion in men's moguls and will head to his third Winter Games in Beijing next month.

WATCH | Kingsbury reflects on milestone ahead of Beijing Olympics:

Mikael Kingsbury reflects on his milestone win and pre-Olympics game plan

5 days ago
Duration 1:15
After winning gold for his 100th career World Cup podium, Mikael Kingsbury talks about his run and Beijing. 1:15

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