Kingsbury cements World Cup moguls title with gold in Almaty

Mikaël Kingsbury is on top of the moguls mountain once again.The 30-year-old freestyle skier from Deux-Montagnes, Que., had already locked up the moguls and overall Crystal Globes, and navigated the World Cup moguls course in Almaty, Kazakhstan, en route to a gold medal on Friday.

Canadian can finish season sweep with dual moguls, overall titles on Saturday

A male skier crouches down low as he goes over a mogul.
Canada's Mikaël Kingsbury, shown in this January 2023 file photo, won the season's final moguls event in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Mikaël Kingsbury is on top of the moguls mountain once again.

The 30-year-old freestyle skier from Deux-Montagnes, Que., navigated the course in Almaty, Kazakhstan, en route to a gold medal on Friday.

Kingsbury (85.67) was joined on the podium by Kazakhstan's Pavel Kolmakov (78.72), and Australia's Matt Graham (78.42).

WATCH | Kingsbury captures World Cup moguls gold:

Kingsbury ends World Cup season with gold medal

15 days ago
Duration 2:26
Mikaël Kingsbury captured World Cup gold in the final stop of the World Cup freestyle moguls season Friday in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Prior to the race, Kingsbury had already clinched the moguls discipline title, as well as the overall title. One Crystal Globe is still up for grabs this weekend.

Kingsbury will look to claim the dual moguls season title when he compete's in the season's final event on Saturday. That competition will be streamed live on, the CBC Sports app, and on CBC Gem.

"I'm super happy with my win today, it wasn't easy in these conditions. The door was open for the super final win, so I just wanted to have a clean run. I'm very happy to leave with the globe in singles; tomorrow I'll focus on the duals," Kingsbury said in a release.

"I'm going to give it my all, this will be the last race of the season so I'm going to empty the tank. I'm not skiing to win a globe tomorrow; I'm skiing to win the event. One duel at a time, I feel good and I know I can be fast here."

WATCH | Kingsbury hoists moguls Crystal Globe:

Kingsbury hoists World Cup crystal globe for 22nd time in his storied career

15 days ago
Duration 1:07
Mikaël Kingsbury presented with his twenty-second World Cup crystal globe trophy celebrating his overall moguls title Friday in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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