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Mikael Kingsbury Claims Podium Number 121 in Bakuriani Moguls World Cup

Mikael Kingsbury Claims Podium Number 121 in Bakuriani Moguls World Cup

Calgary, Alberta – December 22, 2023

Canadian mogul skiing sensation Mikael Kingsbury added another feather to his illustrious cap, clinching his 121st podium finish in the FIS Freestyle World Cup event held at the Kokhta moguls venue in Bakuriani, Georgia. While Kingsbury faced a slight setback in the big final after an ambitious attempt at a 1080 on the bottom air didn’t go as planned, he showcased resilience and skill to secure third place.

Kingsbury’s journey through the event was nothing short of spectacular. Dominating in qualifications and the first round of finals, he encountered a challenging twist in the big final. Despite this, his commendable performance not only earned him a podium finish but also marked his sixth top-3 finish of the season, further solidifying his status as a mogul skiing icon.

The moguls FIS Freestyle World Cup event in Bakuriani unfolded as the last stop of a thrilling December, providing fans with a day of unforgettable performances in the winter sports arena. The competition, building upon the success of last year’s FIS Freestyle Ski, Snowboard, and Freeski World Championships, showcased the world’s best talent in mogul skiing.

The event commenced with women’s and men’s qualifications in the morning, featuring a diverse display of talent from across the globe. Canadians Julien Viel, Elliot Vaillancourt, and Louis-David Chalifoux exhibited their prowess by reaching the finals, finishing 5th, 8th, and 9th, respectively. On the women’s side, Maia Schwinghammer secured a spot in the finals with an impressive 11th place finish and a score of 68.16.

The unpredictable weather added an extra layer of complexity to the competition during the finals, with light snowfall and a bit of wind challenging the athletes. However, the participants showcased their skills and determination, delivering an electrifying show for the enthusiastic crowd.

As the exhilarating first day concluded, attention now shifts to the final competition of December, scheduled to take place tomorrow with an exciting dual moguls format. The preliminary rounds are set for 11:00, with finals expected to commence at 13:30 local time. Fans can anticipate another day of high-stakes, thrilling competition as the world’s best mogul skiers battle for supremacy in the heart of Georgia’s winter wonderland.


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