Canadian Sisters win gold and silver again
March 17, 2014
Once again, Team Canada dominated the podium as sisters Chloe Dufour-Lapointe and Justine Dufour-Lapointe celebrated after winning moguls gold and silver at the freestyle skiing World Cup.
Justine, 19, won the gold medal while Chloe, 22, won the silver. Hannah Kearney of the United States claimed bronze.
This is the second time that the Dufour-Lapointe sisters won gold and silver at a moguls event, following their victory at the Sochi Olympics. The picture of the Montreal sisters standing hand-in-hand waiting to step onto the podium has garnered lots of attention.
At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Justine became the youngest freestyle ski champion in Olympics history and took the crown from the reigning Olympic and world champion, Hannah Kearney.
Their oldest sister, Maxime Dufour-Lapointe, finished in 11th place. The three sisters trained together, competed together, and supported each other.
“It’s great, I’m just so proud of my sisters, and I’m just so happy we can all share that together,” said Justine. “It’s been an amazing experience just to travel the world but also compete with each other at this level. It’s great. I couldn’t ask for more right now.”
After this event, Justine took the lead in the overall women’s standings, followed by Hannah Kearney and Chloe. Justine won World Cup moguls gold two weeks ago in Japan as well, while her sister Maxime won the bronze medal.
“Of course I’m going to fight until the end to win [the overall title],” said Justine. “It’s in my hand right now, I just have to ski well and hit the last World Cup and try to do my best.”
At the men’s event, two-time Olympic men’s moguls champion Alex Bilodeau won a silver medal. Russia’s Alexandr Myshlyaev won the gold and Patrick Deneed of the United States won the bronze.
The final World Cup of the season will take place next weekend.