Dufour-Lapointe sisters win gold, silver in women’s freestyle moguls

dufour lapointe, moguls, freestyle skiing, canada, sochi olympics
dufour lapointe, moguls, freestyle skiing, canada, sochi olympics

Canada won its first gold and first silver medal in a touching moment Saturday night in Sochi, as two of the three Canadian Dufour-Lapointe sisters medalled in the women's freestyle at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe, 19, the youngest of the three sisters, won gold with an impressive score of 21.66 in the Super Final to win gold, finishing with 74.80% of the possible points. She earned the score with a great 360-degree jump and attacked the icy course with a fast time of 31.56. Time counts for 25 percent of the score.

Her 22-year-old sister Chloe won silver with a score of 21.66 (72.20%) posting a time of 31.71 time, landing two clean jumps and improving on her fifth-place showing in Vancouver.

Fellow Canadians Audrey Robichaud and Maxine Dufour-Lapointe, the oldest of the three sisters, did not qualify for the Super Final.

Another interesting storyline was the impressive showing of 15-year-old Britteny Cox of Austrlia, placing fifth.

On Thursday, all four Canadians advanced to Saturday's Top 20 final round. They first competed in Final 1, a field of 20, with all four advancing to Final 2, a round of 12.

Super-Final (Top 6)
1. Justine Dufour-Lapointe CAN 74.80 22.44
2. Chloe Dufour-Lapointe CAN 72.20 21.66
3. Hannah Kearney USA 21.49 71.63
4. Aiko Uemura JAP 20.66 68.86%
5. Britteny Cox AUS 19.43 64.76%
6. Eliza Outtrim USA 19.37 64.56%

Standings after Final 2 (Top 12)
1. Hanah Kearney USA 73.10%
2. Chloe Dufour-Lapointe CAN 72.44% (21.70)
3. Justine Dufour-Lapointe CAN 72.13% (21.64)
Audrey Robichaud and Maxine Dufour-Lapointe CAN did not advance to Super Final.