• Kyodo


Canadian freestyle skier Ryan Johnson claimed his first World Cup victory in five years Saturday when he won the season’s final dual-moguls competition while Japan’s Yugo Tsukita finished third for the second straight week.

Ingrid Berntsen of Norway pulled off her first career World Cup victory in the women’s dual moguls, in which Olympic bronze medalist Tae Satoya was eliminated in the first round at Madarao Kogen in Nagano Prefecture.

Johnson beat Ryan Riley of the United States 19-16 in the men’s final after Tsukita, who lost to Riley in the semifinal, clinched third place with a 28-7 win over Germany’s Stefan Zant.

Last week, Tsukita took third in the moguls in Inawashiro, Fukushima Prefecture.

Frenchman Richard Gay won the overall dual-moguls title for the 2001-2002 season with 264 points, followed by American Garth Hager in second with 236 and Canada’s Stephane Rochon in third with 188. Tsukita finished eighth in the overall standings with 132.

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