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Canadian Kingsbury captures men's World Cup freestyle moguls event

NAEBA, Japan - Mikael Kingsbury of Deux-Montagnes, Que., won a men's World Cup moguls event Saturday, his eighth victory of the season.

Kingsbury highlighted a solid performance by Canadians, who captured four medals in two events.

Cedric Rochon of Saint-Jerome, Que., was third in the men's race while Audrey Robichaud of Quebec City and Montreal's Justine Dufour-Lapointe earned silver and bronze medals in the women's competition.

With his win, Kingsbury widened his lead in the World Cup standings to 421 points over American Jeremy Cota with four races left in the season. Cota finished second Saturday.

American Hannah Kearney won the women's event, her record 16th straight World Cup moguls competition.

Last Sunday, Kearney won in China to break the all-discipline record for most consecutive FIS World Cup victories held by downhill great Ingemar Stenmark.

Stenmark won 14 straight giant slaloms in 1978-80. Kearney's streak began in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2011.

Kearney leads Dufour-Lapointe by 352 points in the World Cup standings.

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