Kearney's winning streak ends

Hannah Kearney finally saw her record-breaking all-discipline record for consecutive FIS World Cup wins end at 16 as she bowed of the dual moguls semi-finals in Naeba, Japan.


Canada’s Audrey Robichaud, who lost out to Olympic champion Kearney in the moguls final on Saturday, got the better of her rival in the semis, then went on to claim victory by seeing off Japan’s Aiko Uemura.

Last weekend, Kearney broke Sweden’s alpine skiing great Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 14 straight World Cup wins and she advanced that to 16 on Saturday, only to finally lose out – much to the surprise of Robichaud.

"I was really surprised and wasn't sure what happened," said Robichaud. "My coach just told me to push hard out of the gate."

Kearney failed to overcome the disappointment of missing out on the final and ended up finishing in fourth place behind Japan’s Miki Ito.

Meanwhile, in the men’s event, the USA’s Patrick Deenen scooped gold, edging out newly-crowned World Cup champion Mikael Kingsbury of Canada into third with his compatriot Philippe Marquis completing the podium.

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