Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury Wins Dual Moguls Gold at World Cup Event in Japan

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury Wins Dual Moguls Gold at World Cup Event in Japan

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Canada's Kingsbury wins dual moguls gold

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TAZAWAKO, Japan - Canada's Mikael Kingsbury captured gold in the dual moguls World Cup on Sunday in a duel with Japan's Ikuma Horishima.

Kingsbury won with 87.94 points, finishing ahead of Horishima (86.63) in the super final. The small final was between Australia's Matt Graham and Britain's Ben Cavet, the latter winning with a third-place finish in the competition.

"With each duel, I felt better and better. I was going faster and bigger in my jumps and I also knew that on the other side of the bracket, Ikuma was skiing really well and very fast," said Kingsbury. "When it was time for the final, I talked to my coaches at the top of the course and we made a last-minute decision to do a 1440 cork like I did the day before. …

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