Kingsbury wins dual moguls title, Sharpe and Bowman reach halfpipe podium
On Saturday, Mikaël Kingsbury won the dual moguls title while Cassie Sharpe and Noah Bowman both medalled in halfpipe at the FIS Ski World Championship in Park City, Utah.
Sharpe, the reigning Olympic champion, scored a 94.40 on her first run, followed by a 91.40 on her second. Her final run did not go as planned, resulting with a score of 32.00. Estonia’s Kelly Sildaru edged Sharpe out of first place with a 95.00 score on her third run. American Brita Sigourney finished in third with 90.60.
Also competing was Rachael Karker, making her worlds debut. She finished just off the podium in fourth place, with a score of 85.20.
Over on the men’s side, Bowman and Simon D’Artois battled each other for the third spot on the podium. Bowman earned 91.60 on his final run, overtaking D’Artois by 0.20 points to claim the bronze. American Aaron Blunck successfully defended his title, while Frenchman Kevin Roland finished in second place.
In the evening, Kingsbury won the dual moguls title, making it his second world championship title in less than 24 hours. He defeated Bradley Wilson in the big final, scoring 87.62 points to Wilson’s 84.69.
This is his second dual moguls title. His won his first at the 2015 Freestyle World Ski Championship in Kreischberg, Austria.
On Friday Kingsbury became the single moguls World Champion for the third time. He previously won the title in 2013 and 2015.
On the women’s side, Sofiane Gagnon was the highest ranked Canadian, finishing in eighth place. Justine Dufour-Lapointe was 12th.
Competition at the FIS World Ski and Snowboard Championship continues until tomorrow in Park City. Sunday’s competition includes men’s and women’s snowboard slopestyle.