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Canada's Kingsbury wins World Cup moguls gold

Mikael Kingsbury during the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Dual Moguls.

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Canada's Mikael Kingsbury raced to gold on Tuesday for his second straight dual moguls victory on the World Cup circuit while Justine Dufour-Lapointe took silver in the women's event.

Kingsbury, a 19-year-old freestyle skier from Oka, Que., defeated France's Anthony Benna in the final.

The Canadian, who earned 100 points for the win, finished third overall on the World Cup circuit last season after making eight podium appearances. He's hoping to keep his undefeated streak going at the circuit's next stop at Mont Gabriel, Que., in mid-January.

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"So far it's perfect, I've won every race and I will try to be consistent for the next World Cup," he said.

In other Canadian men's results, Philippe Marquis of Quebec City finished 13th, Eddie Hicks of Langley, B.C., was 14th, Marc-Antoine Gagnon of Terrebonne, Que., placed 16th, Cedric Rochon of Saint-Sauveur, Que., was 17th and Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau of Drummondville, Que., was 22nd.

For Montreal's Dufour-Lapointe, it was her first dual moguls medal of the season and a dramatic improvement from her 31st-place finish last week at a World Cup stop in Finland.

Dufour-Lapointe, who beat her sister Chloe in the first round, defeated Arisa Murato of Japan and Heather McPhie of the U.S., before losing to Olympic champion Hannah Kearney in the final.

"I think Meribel is a lucky place for me, I won my first World Cup medal here last year," said Dufour-Lapointe. "Duals is my favourite event and I have good scores with duals. I think it's because I like to fight so it's in my vibe."

McPhie took bronze over Ekaterina Stolyarova of Russia.

Chloe Dufour-Lapointe was the only other Canadian woman to make Tuesday's finals. She finished 12th. Chelsea Henitiuk of Spruce Grove, Alta., was 17th and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe was 18th.

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