PARK CITY, USA – The first night of the FIS Freestyle World Cup Moguls at Deer Valley is in the books and what a competition. The worlds best mogul skiers took to the slopes under the lights on the same championship run the 2002 Olympics were held for moguls.
Sixteen men and women entered qualifications to get a chance to stand on the podium in preparation for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
The ladies were led by Hannah Kearney (USA) in her milestone 100th career World Cup event. The was Hearney’s 38th win beating Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (CAN) and her sister Justine Dufour-Lapointe (CAN).
Hearney scored high with a 360 mute which Justine did as well. The top six women finished up with fourth place Heather McPhie (USA), fifth place went to the other dufour-Lapointe sister Maxime Dufour-Lapointe(CAN) and sixth had Nikola Sudova (CZE).
The men’s podium was all Canadian skiers with Mikael Kingsbury on top, Alex Bilodeau taking second and Marc-Antoine Gagnon taking the third spot on the podium. Fourth place in the men’s competition went to Dmitriy Reihard (KAZ), fifth went to Troy Murphy and the final sixth place spot went to Patrick Deneen (USA) who crashed in the super-finals.
Friday night at Deer Valley is the aerials competition right next to the championship course Thursday’s race were held. Saturday night will be the final day with dual moguls.
Top Six Ladies Results
Top Six Men’s Results