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Kingsbury Ties FIS World Cup Wins Record with Thrilling Victory at Waterville Valley Resort

Kingsbury Ties FIS World Cup Wins Record with Thrilling Victory at Waterville Valley Resort

Calgary, AB,- January 27, 2024

The slopes of Waterville Valley Resort witnessed a spectacular showcase of talent as Mikael Kingsbury, the reigning mogul skiing champion, secured his 86th career World Cup victory in the dual moguls competition. This remarkable achievement puts him on par with the legendary alpine racer Ingemar Stenmark for the most men’s World Cup wins.

The second day of back-to-back events at Waterville Valley Resort was nothing short of electrifying, with fans and fellow athletes alike brimming with anticipation for the dual moguls competition. After a third-place finish the previous day, Kingsbury approached the competition with determination, aiming to reclaim his dominant position in the World Cup standings.

In the men’s event, all eyes were on the fierce battle between Mikael Kingsbury and his closest rival, Ikuma Horishima from Japan. Horishima had been the only athlete this season to pose a significant challenge to the Canadian skier, and the competition was intense. Kingsbury’s performance on the slopes was nothing short of a redemption story, showcasing his unparalleled skill and resilience.

The highly anticipated big final unfolded with Kingsbury and Horishima going head-to-head in a thrilling showdown. Despite the Japanese athlete’s commendable efforts, he couldn’t match Kingsbury’s blistering pace. A slip in the middle section ultimately allowed Kingsbury to claim a convincing victory, marking his 86th World Cup win and tying the record set by the legendary Ingemar Stenmark.

With five more events scheduled for this season, Kingsbury is now on track to lead the World Cup standings outright. The Canadian skier’s determination and skill have once again solidified his status as a dominant force in the world of mogul skiing.

As the FIS Freestyle World Cup tour moves west, all eyes are now on Deer Valley for the season’s moguls and aerials highlight event. Set to take place under the lights from February 1-3, the upcoming competition promises more thrilling moments and fierce rivalries as the world’s best freestyle skiers vie for supremacy on the slopes. The spotlight is firmly on Mikael Kingsbury as he aims to continue his winning streak and etch his name further into the annals of skiing history.


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