In the super final, assigned to the six best skaters, he collected 82.84 points. Japan’s Ikuma Horishima (84.04), dolphin the day before, this time won the gold.
And Swede Walter Walberg (79.62) ranked third.
He was the only Canadian in the Super Final. Laurent Dumais, Brendan Kelly, Gabriel Dufresne and Jordan Cooper ranked eighth, ninth, tenth and twenty-eighth, respectively.
Hiroshima, his biggest rival, has signed for his seventh podium in seven events this season, and the third victory of his career.
In the Mogols World Cup standings, Kingsbury held first place with a total of 572 points. But with his victory on Friday, Hiroshima cut 20 points ahead of Quebec, and his delay was only 12 points.
There is only one stop left on the Mughal World Cup calendar this season. It will be held on March 19 in Megève, France, after the Beijing Olympics.
Strong women’s final
The women’s final was very tight, with the top three separated by only a few tenths of a point. It was the case of Japan’s Anri Kawamura (80.89), who finished second the day before, behind Beren Lafont. The French ranked third this time with a score of 80.02 points. Australian Jakara Anthony (80.32) finished second.
Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, 15, was the highest-grossing Canadian. His sisters Justin, Sofiane Gagnon and Maya Schwinghammer were eliminated in the playoffs.
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