Dufour-Lapointe and Marquis round out three-medal day for Canada in Placid
LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK (January 19, 2012) – Mikael Kingsbury of Deux Montagnes, Que. won his fourth consecutive FIS World Cup mogul event here today. Kingsbury’s gold capped a three-medal day for Canada.
Kingsbury took top spot in the men’s super final with a score of 25.32; he was followed by Patrick Deneen of the US at 24.00. Philippe Marquis took the bronze with a score of 21.86. It was the first world cup podium for the 21 year-old from Quebec City.
In fact, it was a banner day for the entire Canadian men’s team here, as all six members made it to the finals. Alex Bilodeau of Rosemere, Que. finished the day in fifth; Marc-Antoine Gagnon of Terrebonne, Que. was sixth; Eddie Hicks of Langley, B.C. was ninth and Cedric Rochon of St. Sauveur, Que. rounded out the Canadian men in 16th spot.
In women’s action, Justine Dufour-Lapointe earned her third-straight silver medal. The 17-year-old from Montreal scored 22.85. Olympic champion Hannah Kearney of the US earned the gold — her 12th-straight World Cup victory — at 23.52. Nikola Sudova of the Czech Republic was third at 22.78.
Chloe Dufour-Lapointe just narrowly missed making it to the women’s super final, and ended up in fifth position. The eldest Dufour-Lapointe sister, Maxime, and Quebec City’s Audrey Robichaud also made finals; they finished the day in eighth and 13th, respectively.
Alex Dufresne of Lorraine, Que., was 20th. Chelsea Henitiuk of Spruce Grove, Alta did not finish.
The World Cup here continues tomorrow and Saturday with back-to-back aerials events.
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