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Freestyle Skiing: Fiva and Serwa triumph in ski cross, McPhie and Wilson best in dual moguls
On 23rd December, the largest on-site crowd of the year gathered under the spectacular peaks of the Italian dolomites to watch Alex Fiva (SUI) and Kelsey Serwa (CAN) each win their first races of the season.
In the thrilling race at Innichen/San Candido, Germany’s Daniel Bohnacker and Sweden’s Victor Oehling Norberg finished second and third while Canada’s Georgia Simmerling and Switzerland’s Kathrin Mueller completed the podium on the ladies’ side.
A few days earlier, on 20th December, France’s Val Thorens played host to another jam-packed day of ski cross racing. For the second time this season, it was the Swiss who owned both the men's and the ladies' top spots on the podium. While Armin Niederer claimed his third podium and second win of the year, his teammate Fanny Smith continued her remarkable comeback from last season's knee surgery with a stunning third-straight victory.
The Audi FIS Freestyle ski cross World Cup has now taken a short break for the holidays, but will return on 12th January 2013 for racing in Les Contamines (FRA), one of the traditional venues that has been part of the World Cup since its beginning.
McPhie and Wilson best in Kreischberg dual moguls
On a difficult course in Kreischberg (AUT) which hosted its first ever dual moguls event on 22nd December, Heather McPhie (USA) remained undefeated with a win at the second stop of the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup circuit. Her teammate Heidi Kloser posted the best results of her young career in second, followed by Canada’s Justine Dufour-Lapointe in third.
Meanwhile in the men's competition, Olympic bronze medallist Bryon Wilson of the USA took a career first World Cup win ahead of Canadian gold medallist Alexandre Bilodeau and Michael Kingsbury (CAN).
The moguls Freestyle Ski World Cup season will continue on 17th January 2013 in Lake Placid (USA).
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