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Mikael Kingsbury defended his home turf, winning moguls gold at a World Cup event in Mont-Tremblant, Que., on Saturday. The 27-year-old from Deux-Montagnes, Que., now has 58 career victories and 85 podiums in 103 career starts on the World Cup circuit.The Canadian Press Mikael Kingsbury , The Canadian Press MONT-TREMBLANT, Que. — Mikael Kingsbury defended his home turf, winning moguls gold at a World Cup event in Mont-Tremblant, Que., on Saturday. The 27-year-old from Deux-Montagnes, Que., now has 58 career victories and 85 podiums in 103 career starts on the World Cup circuit. Kingsbury finished with 86.80 points, just ahead of Japan's Ikuma Horishima (86.60). "The course was so different to yesterday and it was a stressful qualification as I didn't have the best training so I just wanted to play conservative in the qualifications," said Kingsbury."As the day progressed I felt more confident and I was able to open the extra gear in the final." France's Benjamin Cavet took bronze with 83.99 points. Gabriel Dufresne of Repentigny, Que., was 12th, Brenden Kelly of Pemberton, B.C., was 18th, Kerrian Chunland of Ste-Foy, Que., was 21st, Robbie Andison of Oakville, Ont., was 23rd, Jordan Kober of Penticton, B.C., was 28th. Ryan Portello of Cochrane, Alta., was 33rd and Brayden Kuroda of Penticton was 34th. Quebec City's Laurent Dumais was 48th and Elliot Vaillancourt of Drummondville, Que., was 49th. On the women's side, France's Perrine Laffont won gold, Kazhakstan's Yuliya Galysheva was second and Russia's Anastasiia Smirnova was third. Montreal's Justine Dufour-Lapointe was fifth, Valerie Gilbert of Sainte-Adele, Que., was eighth, Toronto's Berkley Brown was 16th, Montreal's Chloe Dufour-Lapointe was 17th, Laurianne Desmarais-Gilbert of Brossard, Que., was 19th and Saskatoon's Maia Schwinghammer was 30th. "It is not the result I was hoping for after a hard qualification, but it was a big step going from 12th to fifth, and I am proud of myself for that," said Justine Dufour-Lapointe."I am proud of my skiing, I felt the pressure to ski faster and cleaner." This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 25, 2020. Read more: TSN
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