Canada’s moguls maestro
Since making his debut on the world stage in 2010, Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury has broken record after record in the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup, winning six consecutive overall titles and racking up an unprecedented 42 wins. A silver medallist at Sochi 2014, all that now remains is to win Olympic gold.
A local speciality
Learning to ski on the slopes of Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains seems to be a foolproof formula for Olympic success. The Canadian province is home to a long line of freestyle champions such as Jean-Luc Brassard, Olympic mogul champion at Lillehammer 1994; Alexandre Bilodeau, two-time Olympic champion at Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014; and the Dufour-Lapointe sisters, who scored a one-two at Sochi 2014. Hoping to continue that proud Olympic tradition is Mikael Kingsbury, the latest mogul magician to roll off Quebec’s prolific production line.