MEN Mikael Kingsbury
INTERNATIONAL FREESTYLE SKIER OF THE YEAR
CANADIAN FREESTYLE SKIER OF THE YEAR
Canadian teenager Mikael Kingsbury may be only 19 years old, but he can
bump with the best of them. He didn’t miss a World Cup podium all season,
taking eight wins — including a string of six straight at the beginning of the
season. That all added up to his becoming a freestyle overall and moguls
World Cup champion.
He broke several records while joining Hannah Kearney in dominating the
2012 World Cup tour: for a male mogul skier he was the youngest to win a
crystal globe, and he is the second man to podium at every competition in a
season. Kingsbury also matched the record held by American Jeremy Bloom
for the most consecutive World Cup wins, at six.
“When I received the globe it was kind of like an Olympic medal or the best
moment for me in sports.” said Kingsbury.