On the Snow: Mogul Junior World Championships

The final FIS moguls competitions of the 2017/18 calendar came and went last weekend at Sweden’s Duved resort, where the FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships moguls and dual moguls competitions were held. 

In the two ladies’ competitions it was the Russia moguls squad leading the way with three medals, followed by Japan with two and Canada taking home a single piece of hardware.

Japan ruled on day one, with 18-year-old Kisara Sumiyoshi claiming gold with a score of 84.76, followed closely by her 17-year-old teammate Hinako Tomitaka. Meanwhile, the first ever Russian medal with Viktoriia Lazarenko took home the bronze.

The next day, Lazarenko stepped up her game emerging victorious from a super final showdown with Canada’s Maia Schwinghammer to claim the dual moguls gold medal. Lazarenko’s teammate Anastasia Kulikova earned the bronze medal. 

On the men’s side, the host Sweden took home three medals, followed by France with a pair and Japan with one.

20-year-old Loke Nilsson (SWE) took the single moguls gold medal followed by teammate Albin Holmgren. France’s Thibaud Mouille finished in bronze medal position.

Walter Wallberg (SWE) bested Frenchman Nicolas Degaches in the dual moguls super final. Third place went to Takashi Koyama (JPN) to cap the weekend of action.