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Mogul skiing: Perrine Laffont crowned world champion


The French Perrine Laffont was crowned world champion in mogul skiing on Monday, three years after her Olympic title in 2018.

At 22, Perrine Laffont continues to forge an incredible track record.

The French indeed won the "super final" of the World Championships in individual mogul skiing, this Monday in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The Ariégeoise won ahead of the Kazakhe Yuliya Galysheva and the Russian Anastasiia Smirnova.

She won the only title that was missing from her record.

Olympic champion in 2018, Perrine Laffont had won the world title in parallel during the 2017 and 2019 editions but had never been titled in the individual mogul event, "being satisfied" with a silver medal in 2017 and bronze in 2019.

Exceptional Perrine Laffont!

The Frenchwoman is world champion!



- the L'Équipe channel (@lachainelequipe) March 8, 2021

Perrine Laffont, who has 21 World Cup victories, is set to clinch her fourth crystal globe in the overall World Cup standings, after four wins out of five races this season.

This Tuesday, she is the huge favorite for world gold in the parallel moguls event, of which she is double defending champion.

In addition, Benjamin Cavet won this Monday the silver medal in the individual event behind the Canadian Mikaël Kingsbury, the boss of the discipline.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-03-08

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