Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mikael Kingsbury Wins Fifth Straight World Cup Moguls Competition: Kingsbury Wins 5th Straight WCup Moguls Event

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mikael Kingsbury Wins Fifth Straight World Cup Moguls Competition: Kingsbury Wins 5th Straight WCup Moguls Event

Article excerpt

CALGARY - Mikael Kingsbury and Hannah Kearney continued their dominance of the FIS Freestyle World Cup season on Saturday at Canada Olympic Park.

Kingsbury, of Deux-Montagnes, Que., raced to his fifth straight World Cup win in the men's moguls competition.

"Right now my skiing is going so great," said Kingsbury, who finished first with a score of 24.30 ahead of Americans Jeremy Cota (23.94) and Sho Kashima (5.23). "I don't miss any runs, so I want to continue like that all season."

Meanwhile Kearney, the American Olympic champion, has now won 12 straight women's moguls events dating back to last season.

"Today I felt like I was very consistently strong and that's good news moving forward for the rest of the season," said Kearney, who won with a score of 24.82 to beat out Montreal's Justine Dufour-Lapointe (23.11) and fellow American KC Oakley (22.06).

Kingsbury earned a berth in the men's super final on Saturday afternoon along with Cota, Kashima and Japan's Sho Endo, who crashed in the midsection of the course and lost one of his skis. Although he put his ski back on and finished the run, Endo wasn't awarded a score because he took too much time.

Kashima also fell on his run just before his second jump, but managed to cross the finish line to finish third. Wearing a wooden splint on his right leg, Kashima hobbled up to the podium to accept his bronze medal.

"The fact that he crossed the finish line on a knee that was completely unstable, he deserved that podium," said Kearney.

Kingsbury also admired Kashima's gritty performance.

"It's nice to see that he came back on the podium and finished it because I think maybe it's his last race of the year," Kingsbury said. "He finished on great note and came up on the podium with us."

Although she had to watch Kearney accept yet another gold medal, Dufour-Lapointe was pleased to reach the podium once again.

"I think it's just going to come," Dufour-Lapointe said in regards to eventually beating Kearney. "I'm still young and it's my second year on the World Cup (circuit). …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.