It was an excellent day for two Canadian male mogulists at a World Cup moguls event in Deer Valley, Utah on Thursday.
According to the Associated Press, current World Cup points leader and defending World Cup champion Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec won the competition by posting a score of 25.78 points with reigning Olympic gold medallist Alexandre Bilodeau of Montreal, Quebec finishing in second place with 25.60 points. Patrick Deneen of the United States finished third.
Bilodeau made history at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver when he became the first Canadian to win a gold medal on Canadian soil.
With the second place finish, Bilodeau is in second place in the World Cup standings with 335 points, 125 points back of Kingsbury.
Kingsbury also delivered his third World Cup victory of the season, as he has also posted wins in Lake Placid and Calgary.
The next World Cup men's moguls competition is in Sochi, Russia on February 15. How Kingsbury and Bilodeau do on the Sochi Olympic course will be very interesting with the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi a year away.