Mikael Kingsbury wins gold to move past Stenmark with his 87th World Cup victory
Canadian freestyle skiing star Mikael Kingsbury surpassed alpine legend Ingemar Stenmark with 87 World Cup wins by taking gold on Thursday in Deer Valley, Utah.
Kingsbury, from Deux Montagne, Que., now has the most men’s World Cup victories in any FIS Olympic discipline.
Japan’s Ikoma Horishima finished second at Deer Valley, keeping him at the top of the overall World Cup poles standings. Horishima has a 30-point lead over Kingsbury with just one event remaining in the season.
Sweden’s Philipp Gravenfors rounded out the podium with a bronze medal on Thursday.
watched Kingsbury surpasses Alpine legend Stenmark with his 87th World Cup victory:
Kingsbury has 10 medals (seven gold, four bronze) in moguls and double moguls on the World Cup circuit this season.
In the women’s competition, American Olivia Giaccio won the gold medal (75.42), while her teammate Jaylen Cove (70.87) won the silver. Japan’s Hinako Tomitaka (67.33) won the bronze medal.
Lorien Desmarais-Gilbert (65.15) was the best Canadian in eighth place.