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Bilodeau, Kingsbury and Dufour-Lapointe win medals in moguls

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The Canadian Press
12/22/2012 12:31:34 PM
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KREISCHBERG, Austria - Considering how his day started, Canada's Alex Bilodeau was happy with a podium finish Saturday.

The freestyle skier from Rosemere, Que., rebounded from a rough qualification round to win silver at the World Cup dual moguls event.

Bryon Wilson of the U.S. beat Bilodeau in the men's final, while defending World Cup champion Mikael Kingsbury of Deux-Montagnes, Que., was third.

Meanwhile in the women's event, Montreal's Justine Dufour-Lapointe took bronze behind Americans Heather McPhie and Heidi Kloser.

Bilodeau, who took last season off, said he was lucky just to make the 16-man final.

"I got a pretty good gift in the morning," he said of his 13th place qualification run. "I didn't ski well in qualifiers, but I got to go to finals and I made the best out of it.

Kingsbury, Wilson, Bilodeau (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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