Kingsbury wins dual moguls race for 2nd world title in 2 days in Kazakhstan

Kingsbury wins dual moguls race for 2nd world title in 2 days in Kazakhstan

Canadian moguls star Mikael Kingsbury has captured his second world title in as many days.

Kingsbury, from Deux-Montagnes, Que., won the dual moguls event Tuesday at the world championship, one day after capturing the moguls crown in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The latest triumph marked Kingsbury’s sixth world title, split between moguls and the dual event.

Matt Graham of Australia was second and Ikuma Horishima of Japan was third.

WATCH | Kingsbury double world champion in Kazakhstan:

Mikaël Kingsbury of Deux-Montagnes, Que. followed up on his moguls world championship title on Monday with a dual moguls title on Tuesday. It’s the sixth world championship gold medal of his career. 3:50

Brenden Kelly of Pemberton, B.C., was fourth, Kerrian Chunlaud of Ste-Foy, Que., was seventh, Laurent Dumais of Quebec City was 10th and Gabriel Dufresne of Repentigny, Que., was 19th.

Kingsbury fractured his T4, T5 vertebrae during a training run late last year, and the back injury caused the reigning Olympic champion to miss the first three World Cups of the season.

Since then, Kingsbury has won all four events he has competed in — two World Cups and two world championships.

WATCH | B.C.’s Kelly 4th in men’s dual moguls:

Brenden Kelly of Pemberton, B.C. wiped out in the men’s dual moguls small final, as Japan’s Ikuma Horishima took bronze at the 2021 FIS freestyle moguls & aerials world ski championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 1:29

Anastasiia Smirnova of Russia won the women’s dual moguls event at worlds.

Sofiane Gagnon of Whistler, B.C., was fourth, while Montreal sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe were ninth and 19th, respectively.

WATCH | Gagnon narrowly misses dual podium:

Vancouver’s Sofiane Gagnon was edged out by Kazakhstan’s Anastassiya Gorodko in the women’s dual moguls small final at the 2021 FIS freestyle moguls & aerials world ski championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 1:51

Published at Tue, 09 Mar 2021 14:42:21 +0000