Mikael Kingsbury wins Olympic gold for Canada in moguls

Feb 12 2018, 8:55 pm

There’s a new king of men’s moguls.

Freestyle skier Mikael Kingsbury has won Canada’s second gold medal of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. It’s Kingsbury’s second straight Olympic medal, as he won silver at Sochi 2014 in the same event.

The most successful moguls skier of all-time on the World Cup circuit, Kingsbury follows in the footsteps of Canadian Alex Bilodeau, who won moguls gold at the Olympics in 2010 and 2014.

The 25-year-old’s first two runs on Monday were imperfect, but good enough to put him into the final round. He saved his best for last though, with a flawless run that earned him a score of 86.63.

This is what earned him the gold medal:

The Deux-Montagnes, Quebec native conquered a difficult course that gave a number of competitors trouble – even causing a few to fall.

Australia’s Matt Graham (82.57) finished second, while Daichi Hara (82.19) of Japan took bronze. Canadian Marc-Antoine Gagnon (77.02) finished just off the podium in fourth place.

Kingsbury’s medal is the seventh for Canada so far at the Winter Olympics, placing our country second only to Norway (8) through three days of competition.

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