INAWASHIRO, FUKUSHIMA PREF. – Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada, the Sochi Olympics women’s moguls gold medalist, won Saturday’s World Cup event.
The youngest of three sisters who competed in moguls at Sochi, Dufour-Lapointe earned her third World Cup victory of the season and the sixth of her career. Junko Hoshino, the only woman skier from the host nation to reach the final round, finished sixth. Aiko Uemura withdrew from the event due to injury.
Heather McPhie of the United States was second among the women, while the eldest of the three Olympian Dufour-Lapointes, Maxime, was third.
Bradley Wilson of the United States earned his second career victory on the men’s World Cup circuit, while Canadians Marc-Antoine Gagnon and Mikael Kingsbury were second and third, respectively.