Mikael Kingsbury from Quebec, shown here at a World Cup event in Calgary on Jan. 28, won gold at World Cup moguls event on Thursday in Utah. (Chris Bolin/Canadian Press)
(PhatzRadio / CBC Sports) — Canadians Mikael Kingsbury and Alexandre Bilodeau finished 1-2 on Thursday in a World Cup moguls event at Deer Valley, Utah.
Kingsbury, from Deux-Montagnes, Que., finished the course with 25.90 points to take gold, while Montreal’s Bilodeau took silver with 25.60.
“The final was pretty strong today,” said Kingsbury. “I had to push the limit and do my two big jumps and it went well and here, for me, it’s one of the biggest events, like the Super Bowl of freestyle skiing every year.”
Norway’s Vinjar Slaaten won bronze with 25.05.
The gold medal ties Kingsbury with American Jeremy Bloom for the World Cup moguls record of six consecutive wins.
Montreal’s Chloe Dufour-Lapointe was the top Canadian, placing fifth with 23.42 points. Audrey Robichaud of Quebec City was eighth (23.03), while Chelsea Henitiuk of Spruce Grove, Alta., was ninth (22.95).
Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, also from Montreal, was 14th (20.55).