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Men's Freestyle Skiing Results Olympics 2018: Moguls Medal Winners

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2018

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12:  Mikael Kingsbury of Canada competes in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Final on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Canada's Mikael Kingsbury made good on his favourite tag as he claimed gold in the men's skiing moguls at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Monday night Korean time.     

The 25-year-old produced a fantastic performance in the six-man final to earn a huge score of 86.63 out of 100 and leap ahead of Australia's Matt Graham, who nabbed silver with his deserved 82.57.

The final man down the run was 20-year-old Daichi Hara, who was the only contestant capable of toppling Kingsbury after he set such a high mark as the penultimate competitor.  

The Japanese skier produced an impressively controlled run but had to settle for the bronze medal with a score of 82.19.

Here is the updated medal table following the men's moguls final:

Canada's Marc-Antoine Gagnon, the first of the six finalists, set the pace and put up a solid score of 77.02.

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Second off was Norway's Vinjar Slatten, but he lost control early as he failed to stick the landing on his first jump.

He managed to finish and return a score but only received a disappointing 33.61.

Graham then produced a fantastic run to become the man to beat.

Team USA's Casey Andringa could not top Graham, as he sat down on his landing after an ambitious second jump, and he earned a score of just 75.50 to put him effectively out of medal contention, barring a disaster for the final pair.

Kingsbury then moved into the gold-medal position with a near-faultless performance that included a pair of fantastic landings and stunning turns.

Hara was under pressure and needed a perfect run. He was unable to top Kingsbury, however, and the world No. 1 claimed the gold to improve upon his silver-medal performance in the 2014 Sochi Games. 

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