Fourth win for ladies dominator Heil, Colas best in men's
The winning streak continued for moguls ladies' dominator Jenn Heil of Canada. The 2006 Olympic moguls champion won her fourth consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup of the season and 25th World Cup of her career with a convincing performance Saturday night.
Heil, 26, who resides in Montreal, won back-to-back moguls events in Calgary's Canada Post Grand Prix last week, then followed up with two victories at Deer Valley. The fourth straight World Cup triumph also represents the second longest streak of her career, having won six straight World Cups in 2006-07.
"I can feel my skiing's coming together, but I'm far from where I can be," said Heil in her continuing build-up to next month's Vancouver Winter Olympics.
This time, Heil scored 25.59 for the victory, while Heather McPhie (USA) was second in 24.93. Third went to Michelle Roark of the U.S. in 24.91.
With an estimated 5,000 spectators on hand, Heil says she used the energy of the crowd to her advantage, and sealed the win with a large back flip.
"Everyone's skiing so well. It's pretty cool to know the quality has risen so far (in recent years)," said Heil.
In the high-scoring men's moguls final, Guilbaut Colas of France won in 26.80. Canadian-born Dale Begg-Smith of Australia was second in 26.21 and Alexandre Bilodeau posted a third-place score of 25.95.
Next stop on the FIS World Cup tour is next week in Lake Placid, NY.