Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury captured his sixth straight World Cup freestyle skiing gold medal on Saturday in Zhangjiakou, China.
The skier from Deux-Montagnes, Que., finished first in men’s moguls, capturing 86.00 points to edge Australian Brodie Summers, who scored 81.75.
Matt Graham of Australia was third with 81.12.
“I ended up skiing very well all day so I’m happy to take [my] sixth win in a row, which is pretty crazy,” Kingsbury said.
Philippe Marquis of Quebec City was seventh, Marc-Antoine Gagnon of Terrebonne, Que., was eighth, Simon Pouliot-Cavanagh of Quebec City was 10th, Laurent Dumais of Quebec City was 12th and Calgary’s Luke Ulsifer was 28th.
Kingsbury, who leads the World Cup moguls standings and is second in the overall freestyle rankings, is also in great position to earn the Big Crystal Globe awarded to the best freestyle athlete across all disciplines.
Kingsbury sealed his sixth straight Crystal Globe for moguls last weekend.
“I had less pressure than the other events because I knew I already won the Crystal Globe,” Kingsbury said.
“It was nice to ski and have fun all day and I think it showed in my skiing. I was pretty fast and jumped well all day so I’m happy to take the win.”
On the women’s side, Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal won silver with 79.26 points.
“I feel really happy to stand on that podium in second place,” Dufour-Lapointe said. “That course was awesome. I really enjoyed skiing it.”
Perrine Laffont of France took gold with 80.01 while Australia’s Britteny Cox captured bronze with 76.52.
Andi Naude of Penticton, B.C., was seventh, Audrey Robichaud of Quebec City was eighth, Montreal’s Maxime Dufour-Lapointe was 11th.
Justine Dufour-Lapointe is the top Canadian in the overall standings moguls standings in third place. Naude is fourth.