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Double gold, four moguls medals for Canada in Calgary

Double gold, four moguls medals for Canada in Calgary

By Asif Hossain

Canada racked up four medals and six top-five spots in World Cup moguls at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary on Saturday, sending two to the top step of the podium for gold in each of the men’s and women’s fields.

Men take top two

Canadians took the top two steps of the podium in the men’s event, with Mikaël Kingsbury striking gold and Alex Bilodeau coming in second. This was a repeat performance for the Canadian duo, who finished in this order at the previous World Cup in Ruka, Finland in mid-December.

Bilodeau is the reigning Olympic champion, and Kingsbury – the current moguls World Champion – has only missed the podium four times in his last 34 World Cup events. They provide Canada with a massive one-two punch for Sochi.

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Sister act in women’s moguls

Dufour-Lapointe sisters Justine and Chloe finished first and third respectively in the women’s moguls in Calgary, with Maxime taking fifth. A non-Dufour-Lapointe Canadian, Andi Naude, finished fourth.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe reversed the result in Ruka, where American Hannah Kearney beat her in their previous meeting. This time the Canadian came out on top.  Their showdown in Sochi will be highly anticipated.

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By Asif Hossain

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