Patrick Deneen advances to moguls finals


A flag is caught around the leg of Patrick Deneen of the U.S. after hitting a gate during the men’s freestyle skiing moguls qualification round. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Patrick Deneen came to Sochi as a medal favorite in men’s moguls, but a bad first run jeopardized his chances at even reaching the finals. But Deneen put together a strong round in the second qualification round and will have a chance to compete for a medal later Monday night.

Deneen posted a score of 22.38, considerably better than his 10.36 on the first run, in which he lost balance as he approached the second jump and hit a flag.

His American teammate Bradley Wilson already qualified for the finals.

The finals begin shortly (10 p.m. in Sochi, 1 p.m. in Washington).

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

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Rick Maese · February 10, 2014