Kearney storms to Swedish win

Olympic champion Hannah Kearney ensure her first loss FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup in 17 outings was just a blip as she stormed back to the top of the podium in Sweden.


The 26-year-old saw her record-breaking all-discipline landmark for consecutive World Cup wins end last time out in Naeba, finishing fourth in the dual moguls as Audrey Robichaud took gold.

However that proved to be just a one off as the World Cup champion roared back to the top of the podium after producing a score of 83.46 in the moguls super final in Are.

Canadian Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, sister of Justine, took silver with a total of 78.43 for her best result of the season while Arisa Murata was well clear of Nikola Sudova in third with 77.90.

Meanwhile in the men’s event Philippe Marquis edged out Canadian teammate and World Cup champion Mikael Kingsbury to win for the first time this season.

Marquis produced a gold-medal winning score of 82.63 in the super final but it was mighty close with Kingsbury second with 81.60 and Japan’s Sho Endo third with 80.76.

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