Mikael Kingsbury leads Canadian podium domination at moguls World Cup
Canucks take 4 of possible 6 medals
Canadian moguls star Mikael Kingsbury won a gold medal at a World Cup freestyle skiing event on the Olympic course in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Saturday.
The skier from Deux-Montagnes, Que., finished first with 86.71 points, just ahead of Dmitriy Reiherd of Kazakhstan, who scored 86.70.
"I made a few small mistakes but my jumps were excellent and they allowed me to get the higher score," Kingsbury said in a press release. "The course is amazing, I did take a lot of notes and I will try to repeat today's feat next year at the Games."
Quebec City's Philippe Marquis was third with 85.94.
"I am really happy," Marquis said. "This season, I have been consistent with my skiing but I simply couldn't get to the podium. I now have two medals in a row, including the one at Deer Valley, [Utah]."
Laurent Dumais of Quebec City was ninth, Marc-Antoine Gagnon of Terrebonne, Que., was 14th, Simon Pouliot-Cavanagh of Quebec City was 18th and Luke Ulsifer of Calgary finished 34th.
On the women's side, Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal was second with 78.35 while Andi Naude of Penticton, B.C., was third at 78.16. Australian Britteny Cox captured gold with 81.66 points.
"I am happy with my performance tonight, but what I am most proud of is to know that I am able to ski well on this course," Dufour-Lapointe said.
Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal was eighth, Audrey Robichaud of Quebec City was ninth, Alex-Anne Gagnon of Terrebonne, Que., was 15th and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal was 24th.