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Canadian Sisters Take Gold, Silver in Olympic Moguls Skiing

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Canadian sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe took the gold and silver medals respectively in women’s moguls skiing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi on Saturday.

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, February 8 (R-Sport) – Canadian sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe took the gold and silver medals respectively in women’s moguls skiing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi on Saturday.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe’s score of 22.44 points was enough for her to beat her older sister to the gold medal by a margin of 0.78.

Defending champion Hannah Kearney of the United States was third.

For the first time at the Olympics, moguls skiing uses three rounds of finals in Sochi, gradually weeding out competitors until only six are left for a medal shootout.

In moguls skiing, athletes are assessed by judges on their skill in turning around small snow hillocks, or moguls, which makes up half the score. The rest comes from their tricks on the course’s two jumps, and the time of the run.

The men’s event is Monday.

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