PARK CITY, Utah – Canadians prevailed Saturday night in the World Cup freestyle skiing moguls events held at the Deer Valley resort, FIS-ski reported on its Web site.
Mikael Kingsbury won the men’s dual moguls race, the 12th time he has topped the podium in a Deer Valley World Cup competition. Justine Dufour-Lapointed came out the winner in the women’s moguls event. She was the first winner on the women’s circuit this year not named Perrine Laffont. Laffont, of France, had won five consecutive World Cup events.
Benjamin Cavet of France was second in the men’s dual moguls, and Walter Wallberg of Sweden placed third. Thursday night’s winner in men’s singles, Ikuma Horishima of Japan, finished the duals in fourth place.
Team USA Olympics veteran Brad Wilson, of Butte, Montana, wound up in 27th place. The Team USA leader in men’s dual moguls was Kalman Heims, who finished in 12th place. Wilson placed fifth among USA entrants. The race drew 44 entrants.
Hannah Soar of the United States was the runner-up to Dufour-Lapointe. The team USA women had a good event in the duals as Jaelin Kauf placed third and Tess Johnson was fourth.
The World Cup circuit moves across the Pacific Ocean for its next tour stop, February 22-23 at Tazawako, Japan. Single and dual mogul races are both on the docket.