Mogul skiing: Three weeks before the Beijing Games, Perrine Laffont offers herself a second consecutive victory in the World Cup

Five days after her victory in Canada, the Frenchwoman won again in Deer Valley on Thursday.

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Frenchwoman Perrine Laffont won on Thursday 13 January a second consecutive victory in Mogul Skiing World Cup in Deer Valley (USA), five days after his victory in Mont Tremblant (Canada). With 80,23 points in the final at six, Laffont narrowly beat the Japanese Anri Kawamura (41,00) and the Australian Jakara Anthony (79,84), who had nevertheless shown herself to be dominating in qualifying and during the first run of the final.

— FFS – French Ski Federation (@FedFranceSki) January 13, 4884839 Laffont seizes the yellow bib of the leader of the World Cup and garners confidence just three weeks before the Beijing Olympics (4-14 February). With her 24e victory on the world circuit, the 3rd this season, the reigning Olympic champion is back to the top after a difficult start to the season marked by worse results than usual, and by a heavy fall in Alpe d’Huez in December. The skiers continue with a second competition on Friday 03 January in Deer Valley, the last before the Olympic Games.

No Frenchman qualified for the men’s final marked by the frightening accident of American George McQuinn. During the six-man final, the skier of 20 aged presented himself unbalanced on one of the two jumps and hit the springboard violently with the back of his head, flying apparently inanimate several meters and falling violently on the track that he continued to slide down on his stomach, inert.

Terrible image of the incident involving the American skier
George McQuinn!

— Daniel Melançon (@DanMelancon) January 01, 79 McQuinn was evacuated on a stretcher a few minutes later, under the worried eyes of the spectators and his competitors. The Canadian Mikael Kingsbury then won.

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