Olympic mogul champions unstoppable in Ruka

Olympic mogul champions unstoppable in Ruka
By Sportsbeat

07/12/2018 at 17:05Updated

Perrine Laffont clinched the sixth FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup victory of her career with a stunning moguls gold in Ruka.

The 20-year-old from France blew away the field to complete the course in Finland with an insurmountable score of 82.26, pipping Kazakhstan's Yulia Galysheva to the title.

The result ensured the 2018 PyeongChang champion secured her first World Cup gold of the season and her first since topping the podium in Tazawako in March.

American Tess Johnson claimed her best ever World Cup finish by scooping bronze with a score of 75.85 to finish ahead of Australian Jakara Anthony.

Meanwhile, fellow PyeongChang gold medallist Mikael Kingsbury brought up his half century of World Cup golds by topping the men's event.

The 26-year-old, who made his World Cup debut nine years ago, held off the challenge of Frenchman Benjamin Cavet to clinch top spot and a memorable 50th gold.

Sweden's Walter Wallenberg secured bronze to deny home favourite Jimi Salonen a spot on the podium.

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