Canadian Mikael Kingsbury finally realises Olympic dream in moguls
Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury finally realised his Olympic dream when taking gold in the men’s moguls on Monday.
Kingsbury headed to Pyeongchang as the most decorated mogul skier of all time, but was yet to win Olympic gold after finishing second at Sochi 2014.
However, a score of 86.63 ensured the six-time World Cup winner stormed to first place ahead of Australia’s Matt Graham, who beat Japan's Daichi Hara to second.
Canada’s Marc-Antoine Gagnon was the first of six down in the super-final, scoring 77.02 to lay down a marker for the following five.
Vinjar Slatten was second up, but the Norweigian ruled himself out of contention after over-rotating on his first jump. He somehow stayed on two skis, but a score of 33.61 meant a top-three finish was unlikely.
One of the best runs of the season followed, as Australia’s Matt Graham move into the gold-medal position with a score of 82.57.
Casey Andringa of the USA scored 75.50 – but that only proved to be enough for fifth.
Kingsbury was the penultimate rider down, and after posting his mammoth score, he knew Olympic glory was his after Hara scored 82.19.