Kingsbury crowned in Korea
post a record 48 victories, including an unmatched run of 13 straight, and 70 top-three finishes in 87 World Cup competitions.
“He’s handsdown one of, if not the, greatest person to grace the sport,’’ American skier Casey Andringa told The Associated Press. “What he does is just incredible. “I’m sure everyone here has studied it, trying to crack the code, and I just don’t know if there is a code. I don’t think that anyone is going to beat him trying to replicate what he does.’’
Kingsbury said he got off to a slow start in the competition, but as the day went on, his runs got better.
“I was stiff in the first round, but I knew that’s not where the competition is won,” he said. “I kept telling myself, ‘Don’t try to win every round; be happy just to get through; don’t do anything stupid.’
“So I made it to the last six and that’s where everything plays out. I pictured my runs in my head and I knew I’d be able to fix the small errors I made by being faster in my absorption. And when I got to the finish line at the end, I knew it would be enough.’’
Still, he acknowledged that it was a tough day.
“To be honest, I’ve never been so nervous in my life,’’ he said. “I was nervous when I went to bed last night, and today, because the event was at night, I had to tell myself, ‘Look, stop being nervous, stop thinking about skiing’ but I wasn’t able to.
“The closer we got to the final, the more I felt it. But when I got to the top of the course and saw the moguls down below, I found it comforting.’’