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Canada goes 1-2 in men’s moguls

Winner Canada’s Alex Bilodeau (L) and his brother Frederic celebrate with the Canadian flag after the men’s freestyle skiing moguls competition. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Just two nights after Canadian skiers finished 1-2 in women’s moguls, their men’s team managed to also occupy the top two spots on the men’s mogul podium Monday night at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Gold medal-winner Alex Bilodeau put together a sensational run, earning a score of 26.31, edging out his fellow countryman Mikael Kingsburg, whose 24.71 was good enough for silver.

The crowd seemed most excited, though, as Russia’s Alexandr Smyshlyaev came flying down the hill. He won bronze, the host country’s fifth medal of these Winter Games.

American Patrick Deneen was considered a medal contender and after advancing through the first two rounds of the finals, he finished sixth in the super final with a score of 22.16.

Four of Canada’s seven medals thus far have come from the moguls course. On Saturday night, Canadian sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe won gold and silver respectively in the women’s moguls.

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Rick Maese is a sports features writer for The Washington Post.



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