Dufour-Lapointe sisters sweep podium at World Cup

Moguls winner Justine Dufour-Lapointe is flanked on the podium by her sisters, second place Chloe, left, and third place Maxime, right, at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup. (Paul Chiasson/CP)

SAINT-COME, Que. – The Dufour-Lapointe sisters made history Saturday, becoming the first trio of Canadian women to sweep a freestyle skiing moguls World Cup.

Montrealers Justine Dufour-Lapointe finished first with a score of 86.49 in the super final while sisters Chloe (85.09) and Maxime (80.76) placed second and third, respectively.

"I think the podium sweep probably crossed our mind at least a couple times throughout the day," said Justine Dufour-Lapointe. "But we stayed focused and followed the plan we had built with our team. It takes really great runs to do this and it’s definitely not an easy thing to achieve."

The victory marks the 10th World Cup victory in Justine’s career and her 30th podium. Chloe has been on the podium 21 times and Maxime four times.

On the men’s side, Mikael Kingsbury of Deux-Montagnes, Que., won gold — his record 30th on the World Cup tour — with a score of 93.42 in his final run.

Australian Matt Graham grabbed second with 87.74 and Laurent Dumais of Quebec City, competing in only his seventh World Cup, finished third with 85.86. Philippe Marquis of Quebec City was fourth with 85.45.

"The crowd played a big part in motivating me and the team today," said Kingsbury. "That’s why we love competing in Quebec and in Canada in general. Laurent helped push me too. I knew he was going to be on the podium and I really wanted to share that with him."

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