Freestyle Skiing - Kearney leads US domination in Deer Valley

Hannah Kearney led an American one-two-three in the women's moguls at Deer Valley to crank up the pressure on her World Cup rivals.

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Freestyle skier Hannah Kearney of the USA

Olympic champion Kearney edged out her compatriots Heather McPhie and Elize Outtrim as the trio secured an all-American podium lockout for just the second time in history.

The only other time was in January 2010 at Lake Placid, with Kearney, Shannon Bahrke and McPhie picking up the medals.

Victory for Kearney sees her close the gap on overall leader Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada, who could only finish eighth on the day, and McPhie who holds second place in the standings.

Kearney, in third overall, is now just 40 points behind McPhie, who is in turn 27 adrift of Dufour-Lapointe.

In the men's event, Canada's Mikael Kingsbury continued his domination of the 2013 season with his fourth win of the season so far.

The 20-year-old from Quebec saw off competition from compatriot Alexandre Bilodeau and Patrick Deenen of the US for his 19th podium finish on the bounce.

Kingsbury now leads the overall standings by 125 points with just five events gone. His nearest rival, the Canadian Alexandre Bilodeau, is on 335 while Deenan has 261.

Women's top 10:

1 KEARNEY Hannah USA

2 MCPHIE Heather USA

3 OUTTRIM Eliza USA

4 ITO Miki JPN

5 MURATA Arisa JPN

6 GALYSHEVA Yulia KAZ

7 ROBICHAUD Audrey CAN

8 DUFOUR-LAPOINTE Justine CAN

9 UEMURA Aiko JPN

10 COX Britteny AUS

Men's top 10

1 KINGSBURY Mikael CAN

2 BILODEAU Alex CAN

3 DENEEN Patrick USA

4 ENDO Sho JPN

5 MARQUIS Philippe CAN

6 SMYSHLYAEV Alexandr RUS

7 WALCZYK Dylan USA

8 VOLKOV Andrey RUS

9 POULIOT-CAVANAGH Simon CAN

10 GRAHAM Matt AUS

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