Canada's Mikaël Kingsbury wins World Cup moguls gold for 2nd straight day

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury won moguls gold Saturday for his second World Cup crown in as many days in Mont-Tremblant, Que.

Reigning Olympic champion claims 70th career World Cup victory in Mont-Tremblant

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury celebrates his win in the men's freestyle ski World Cup moguls competition in Mont Tremblant, Que., on Saturday. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury won moguls gold Saturday for his second World Cup crown in as many days in Mont-Tremblant, Que.

It was also the 70th career World Cup title for the reigning Olympic champion from Deux-Montagnes, Que.

"It's good to get the nice 70th win on home soil, back to back," he said with a smile.

Kingsbury, who has won five gold medals this season, finished first with 85.59 points. Sweden's Walter Wallberg was second (82.66) and Japan's Ikuma Horishima took bronze (78.78) in a repeat of Friday's finish order.

"I liked my skiing, I think I was skiing a bit better than yesterday," said Kingsbury, who also earned his 99th career World Cup podium. "I wasn't scoring as much but I was happier with my ski."

WATCH l Kingsbury captures World Cup gold on back-to-back days:

Kingsbury wins moguls gold on back-to-back days at Tremblant

2 years ago
Duration 1:49
Canadian Mikael Kingsbury's second gold medal in as many days at Mont Tremblant pushed him to the top of the World Cup moguls standings.

Brenden Kelly of Pemberton, B.C., was 10th.

Perrine Laffont of France won the women's competition. Australia's Jakara Anthony took silver and Japan's Anri Kawamura picked up bronze.

Montreal's Chloe Dufour-Lapointe was the top Canadian in eighth place.

COVID-19 protocols in the province of Quebec prevented fans from attending the event.

WATCH l Kingsbury tops World Cup podium on Friday:

Kingsbury tops moguls podium at Tremblant

2 years ago
Duration 1:37
Canadian mogul great Mikael Kingsbury's score of 86.24 was enough to win the world cup event at Mont Tremblant.

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