October 15, 2021

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Freestyle skiing | Kingsbury won second gold to celebrate the comeback

Freestyle skiing |  Kingsbury won second gold to celebrate the comeback

Michael Kingsbury added a credit to his outstanding record on Friday at the World Cup in Deer Valley, Utah. The freestyle skier won his second gold medal in several days’ victory over Matt Graham of Australia in the Parallel Mughal Super Final, a big highlight of his return to competition.




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The King of Mughals who broke two vertebrae in training at the end of November is back in a very beautiful way. Although these are his first two World Cups on the calendar, Kingsbury is the first contender to win two this season.

“My focus is mostly on singles so I can come back. Dual candy. I do too Beat I have been fighting a duel throughout my career. I used the energy left in my body for success, ”he said in a conference call.

Today is not an easy day for the Olympic champion who is completely exhausted after the competition. He started the race with a win over Britain’s Thomas Gerken Schofield‌, the same opponent who had last appeared in the circuit in March 2020 in the final.

Three times, not just once, Kingsbury was overtaken by his opponents in speed, but was able to take advantage of the scoring by being technically superior. After defeating American Bradley Wilson and Sweden’s Oscar Elofson, the Dukes-Montagnes athlete signed off on a victory over the terrorists over Benjamin Covet in the semi-finals, winning just one point over the French.

Michael Kingsbury liberated himself in the final round and no doubt scored 65 in the grand final.E Success in his career.

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“I had a very difficult table. It started really strong. At the same time, if you want to win, you have to pass the best. In the final, I lost by 0.2 seconds at the finish line, so I gave more juice to make sure I went down first.”

I have a winning head. When I was in the early stages, I always believed in my chances for anyone and in any round.

Michael Kingsbury

For his part, Gabriel Dufresne was 12thE, At the same time equals the best result of his career in parallel moguls. He has been unbalanced at times for his descendants since the 16th round, with Sweden taking advantage of Ludwig Falstrom.

Kerrian Chunlad is a Finn20E, Elliott Wylan‌court 32E Place, both stopped in the 32nd round.

Expensive mistake for Justin Dufour-Lapoint

Photo by Rick Bowmer, Associated Press

Justin Dufour-Lapoint

On behalf of the women, Justin Dufour-Lapoint and Valerie Gilbert were in action on Friday. Close began a concussion protocol after falling for the Dufour-Lapoint race on Thursday, with her head hitting the streak. Hence she was unable to leave during the duels.

Justin Dufour-Lapoint reached the 16th round, but it was at this round that her journey came to a halt and she took 13E Rank. Against Kazakh Yulia Galisheva, Montreal made a mistake at the beginning of her descent, then came out of her line after the first jump, which had never happened to her before.

“Of course not really easy. I tried to fight all day and gave everything, because anything can happen. We really do not know what to expect today, it’s like a bingo game! One is going to fall, the other is going to stand, who is going to stand longer.”

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Weather conditions made it difficult for athletes with reduced visibility in snowy conditions, adding a huge challenge to a highly demanding course such as Deer Valley.

“It’s confusing on the slopes today and the course will not allow you to accelerate. You will be knocked down if you try to go faster. You have to be conventional. “It’s the bright side of the coin,” she said.

Valerie Gilbert, he finished 15thE In the previous day’s singles, Britain stopped in the 32nd round against Macaulay Gerken Schofield and finished 26thE Echelon.

Led by young Kai Owens, 16, the Americans swept the podium. Hannah Sore and Tess Johnson won silver and bronze respectively.

The Canadian team will return to the country for a brief detention and then train for the World Championships, which will take place on March 8-11 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.