Kings­bury caps sea­son with 7th gold

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

ZHANGJI­AKOU, CHINA — Cana­dian moguls star Mikael Kings­bury capped a dom­i­nant World Cup sea­son with his sev­enth straight gold medal Sun­day.

The Deux-Mon­tagnes, Que., skier fin­ished first in dual moguls, ahead of Swiss Marco Tade and Amer­i­can Bradley Wil­son.

Si­mon Pouliot-Ca­vanagh of Que­bec City was fourth, Philippe Mar­quis of Que­bec City was sev­enth, Marc-An­toine Gagnon of Ter­re­bonne, Que., was 14th, Lau­rent Du­mais of Que­bec City was 15th and Cal­gary’s Luke Ul­sifer was 20th.

Kings­bury, who had al­ready se­cured the over­all moguls ti­tle this sea­son, has won a record 41 ca­reer World Cup golds.

“It was an amaz­ing sea­son,” Kings­bury said. “I’m happy with where I am right now and I be­lieve I’ve done a good job with my coaches and team to get me to this point and win my sixth World Cup crys­tal globe.”

On the women’s side, Jus­tine Du­four-La­pointe of Mon­treal won bronze, fin­ish­ing be­hind gold medal­list Brit­teny Cox of Aus­tralia and sil­ver medal­list Per­rine Laf­font of France.

Andi Naude of Pen­tic­ton, B.C., was fourth, Mon­treal’s Chloe Du­four-La­pointe was fifth, Alex-Anne Gagnon of Ter­re­bonne, Que., was sixth, Au­drey Ro­bichaud of Que­bec City was ninth and Mon­treal’s Maxime Du­four-La­pointe was 10th.

Jus­tine Du­four-La­pointe was the top Cana­dian in the over­all moguls stand­ings in third place, end­ing a string of five straight sec­ond-place fin­ishes.

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