Kingsbury wins 6th straight World Cup event to claim title

TAZAWAKO, Japan (AP) — Mikael Kingsbury of Canada won his sixth straight World Cup moguls event on Saturday to clinch his fourth overall title.

Kingsbury received 88.17 points to improve to 629 points in the standings, 288 ahead of Alexandr Smyshlyaev of Russia with two events left.

Jeremy Coto of the United States was second with 86.33 points while Smyshlyaev was third with 81.61.

Hannah Kearney of the United States won the women’s event to solidify her lead in the standings.

Kearney received 79.12 points to edge local favorite Junko Hoshino, who was second with 78.04. Audrey Robichaud of Canada was third with 77.41.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada finished in 22nd place. Kearney leads Dufour-Lapointe by 114 points in the standings.

The dual moguls event will be held on Sunday at the same venue.