CBC: Canadians double gold medal haul in dual moguls

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Mikael Kingsbury won a World Cup moguls event for the second day in a row, taking the dual moguls race. Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada captured the ladies' event. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Mikael Kingsbury won a World Cup moguls event for the second day in a row, taking the dual moguls race. Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada captured the ladies' event. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury and Justine Dufour-Lapointe swept World Cup dual moguls events Saturday night at Deer Valley Resort.

Kingsbury beat Dylan Walczyk of Rochester, New York, 21-14 in the final. Kingsbury won the moguls Friday night.

"I'm very happy the way I skied today," Kingsbury said. "Even though I had some fever last night and wasn't feeling very well this morning, I'm happy the way the way I skied anyway."

Dufour-Lapointe topped Hannah Kearney of Norwich, Vermont, 19-16.

"I'm just so happy when you feel like you're almost there. I can't explain myself right now," Dufour-Lapointe said. "Hannah won in Calgary and she's my biggest competitor maybe right now and now I win in her country and I'm really happy with myself."

Kearney is retiring at the end of the season.

"Today I got to ski five runs under the lights here at Deer Valley, so that's a nice way to end my career on Champion," Kearney said.

Kingsbury and Dufour-Lapointe lead the World Cup standings.

Friday results post:

Mikael Kingsbury continued his strong start to the new year with a second-straight win as he took first place in men's moguls at the FIS freestyle world cup on Friday.

The Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., native scored a 90.25 in his run, putting him ahead of Australia's Matt Graham and the United States's Patrick Deneen.

With a new scoring system this year that goes up to 100, Kingsbury is the first competitor to score higher than 90.

"We talk within skiers that a 90 would be quite impossible to do. Now, I'm part of the ninety club," Kingsbury said. "Member of the nine club. I am the first ever!"

Even with his finish, Kingsbury says that going into the event he needed to have a good run.

"I didn't have great training runs and the course was really hard," Kingsbury said. "In the finals, I heard the scores of Patrick Dineen and Matt Graham, and I knew I had to have a perfect run. I did one of my best ever. My two jumps were almost perfect."

K.C. Oakley won a World Cup women's moguls event for the first time Friday night at Deer Valley Resort with a score of 82.53, while Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe was second, followed by sister Chloe Dufour-Lapointe with scores of 79.46 and 79.28 respectively.

Maxime Dufour-Lapointe scored 77.15 and finished in fifth place. 

 

 

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/skiing/canadians-...