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Bilodeau, Dufour-Lapointe win WC moguls gold for Canada

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The Canadian Press
1/15/2014 5:29:08 PM
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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Alex Bilodeau won the men's moguls gold medal and fellow Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe took the women's title Wednesday at a World Cup freestyle skiing event.

Montreal's Bilodeau, the reigning Olympic champion, took the men's title with a score of 25.72. He said he made some mistakes on his winning run and thought he might be surpassed by teammate Mikael Kingsbury. But Kingsbury almost went off the course on his final run and ended up sixth.

Americans Patrick Deneen and Bradley Wilson finished second and third respectively.

Dufour-Lapointe, from Montreal, put together a score of 23.90 on her final run to take the women's title. She came back from a distant 15th in qualifying to overtake Americans Heidi Kloser and Hannah Kearney for gold.

In other Canadian results, Maxime Dufour-Lapointe was seventh and Andi Naude eighth.

It's the second-last World Cup moguls event before the Sochi Olympics. The World Cup circuit takes a break following Sunday's competition at Val Saint-Come, Que.

Alex Bilodeau (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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