At his first World Cup of the season, Mikaël Kingsbury showed no signs of rust, landing at the top of the podium in Deer Valley, Utah.
Kingsbury finished scored a total of 88.10 points for the victory. Joining him on the podium was Frenchman Benjamin Cavet in second (86.25 points), along with Matt Graham of Australia in third (84.44 points).
BACK WITH GOLD! 🇨🇦🥇
Mikael Kingsbury tops the podium in his first World Cup event of the season after injury 👏
Kingsbury fractured his T4 and T5 vertebrae Nov. 29 while training for the season-opening World Cup in Ruka, Finland and has returned to Deer Valley on top 🙌 pic.twitter.com/uXfRBASX2g
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) February 4, 2021
After injuring himself in training, Kingsbury remained at home for the first three stops of the World Cup circuit.
— Mikael Kingsbury (@MikaelKingsbury) February 5, 2021
This is Kingsbury’s 63rd World Cup victory. Teammate Brenden Kelly also competed in the men’s final, but was unable to advance to the second run.
Competition continues tomorrow in Deer Valley with dual moguls.