Laffont wins women’s moguls gold for France France’s Perrine Laffont held her nerve to clinch gold in the women’s moguls final at Phoenix Snow Park on Sunday 11 February, and in doing so helped France to a first medal at PyeongChang 2018.
Laffont was among the favourites in PyeongChang, and she out-performed Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe, who claimed silver.
The 19-year-old Laffont registered a quick time of 29.36 and tackled the bumps in style. Showing great technique with her knees, she also enjoyed two beautiful jumps to secure gold.
Reigning champion Dufour-Lapointe enjoyed an excellent run but finished in 29.54, and her total points tally of 78.56 was 0.09 points behind the champion. The 23-year-old is the eighth woman to win more than one Olympic medal in this event. Kazakhstan’s Yulia Galysheva snatched bronze, Kazakhstan’s first ever medal in freestyle skiing, with a time of 30.14 in the final race to finish on 77.40 points.
Canada’s Andi Naude had the chance to claim glory on the final run but slid off the piste and did not finish.