Kearney takes her fifth World Cup victory this season

30 January 2011 22:12

Hannah Kearney of the USA continued her impressive winning streak with a fifth win this season in women’s moguls, finishing the day at 24.43 and maintaining a tight hold on the coveted yellow bib as the overall points leader.

 


Canada’s Audrey Robichaud brought in her second career podium, and second medal in as many weeks, with a silver finish here today at 22.71. Ekaterina Stolyarova of Russia was third at 22.59.

 

Robichaud said, “It’s incredible, I’m feeling super good, because it’s my second podium in two weeks, so I’m really, really excited for World Championships next week.”

 

2006 Olympic Champion and five-time Crystal Globe winner Jenn Heil, who announced earlier this week that today’s event would be her last in Canada, finished a disappointing 12th after an uncharacteristic fall. Heil said, “I got caught in some snow — I couldn’t really believe that happened.  I was definitely disappointed because I wanted to have a good run for everyone here. Obviously it’s emotional for this to happen on my last hometown competition. I was so excited to come out and to just lay it out on the course.  What I had to do was just go for it and I went for it and I made a mistake, and that’s unfortunately sport.”