Laffont hails best-ever performance en route to World Championships gold

Laffont hails best-ever performance en route to World Championships gold
By Sportsbeat

10/02/2019 at 12:03Updated

France's Perrine Laffont capped her sensational year with a 'best-ever' dual moguls gold at the World Championships in Deer Valley, Utah.

The 20-year-old upstaged home favourite Jaelin Kauf to claim a second successive world crown, nearly a year to the day after her Olympic moguls triumph in PyeongChang.

Laffont – who grabbed 84.74 points to the American’s 82.59 in the final – was overflowing with pride at her performance.

"It’s crazy to win back-to-back golds," said Laffont, who settled for bronze the previous evening in the single moguls.

"I was a little bit disappointed and frustrated after last night, but today I just kept pushing myself in every run.

"I was tired, but all the French crew was here to push me and tell me 'Perrine, you got it, just keep doing your skiing and it’s going to go well'.

"And Deer Valley is always a good show, so when you perform here it’s always the best victory ever. I couldn’t be more proud of myself. I’m not always proud, but tonight I am."

The home crowd still went home happy as the home team took home three medals, Kauf's silver making up for a sixth-place finish in Friday's superfinal.

Kauf's close ally Tess Johnson claimed bronze with victory in the small final over Kazakhstan’s Yulia Galysheva

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