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Kingsbury and Kearney take dual moguls title at World Ski Championships

Kingsbury and Kearney take dual moguls title at World Ski Championships
By Sportsbeat

19/01/2015 at 22:34Updated 20/01/2015 at 00:02

Mikael Kingsbury bounced back from the disappointment of missing out on the individual moguls title at the 2015 Freestyle World Ski Championships by leading a Canada clean sweep in the dual moguls in Kreischberg.

Sochi 2014 silver medalist Kingsbury was unable to defend his moguls title on Sunday as Frenchman Anthony Berra stormed to an impressive gold.

However, Kingsbury was not about to let a second opportunity slip through his fingers when he returned to the snow on Monday.

The 22-year-old defeated fellow Canadian Philippe Marquis 20-15 in the final for his first ever dual moguls gold after twice finishing as runner up.

Marc-Antoine's Gagnon also defeated Sho Kashima of America in the bronze-medal run as Canada locked out the podium.

But it was not to be a Canada double across the men and women's events with World and Olympic moguls champion Justine Dufour-Lapointe forced to settle for silver after being edged out by American Hannah Kearney.

The victory exacted some revenge for Kearney who had been beaten to silver in the moguls final by the same opponent on Sunday.

Kazakhstan's Yulia Galysheva completed the podium after beating Dufour-Lapointe's sister Chloe in the bronze-medal contest.

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