Freestyle Skiing - Bilodeau takes third straight dual moguls title

Olympic champion Alexandre Bilodeau won a third a successive Freestyle World Ski Championship title in the dual moguls to complete a Canadian double after Chloe Dufour-Lapointe's victory in the ladies' final.

Bilodeau, who won gold in the moguls at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and took his second successive world title in the non-Olympic dual moguls event in Deer Valley in 2011, exacted revenge on Mikael Kingsbury. Just two days before the dual moguls final in Voss-Myrkdalen, Kingsbury got the better of fellow Canadian Bilodeau in the moguls medal showdown taking gold to his silver with Patrick Deneen winning bronze. The tides were turned in the dual moguls however with American Deneen again settling for bronze after a small final with Per Spett of Sweden although Bilodeau admitted it could have gone either way. "I really was not sure of winning. It was very tight. He was as close as two hundredths of a second on the clock, and it could have played into his favour," said Bilodeau. "You never know with the judges with what happened on Wednesday. I think it would have been able to go to one side or the other, and nobody would have had anything to say. "I did not make little mistakes and I am convinced that this is the same for him. It was not easy for the judges. Wednesday turned to his advantage but now it's my turn. I am happy." Meanwhile there was much for Canada to celebrate before then as Dufour-Lapointe won the women's dual moguls world title two days after one of her sisters Justine won bronze in the moguls. Chloe beat Miki Ito in the big final while Hannah Kearney, winner of the moguls event on Wednesday, won an all-American small final with Heather McPhie to claim bronze. Britain only had one representative in the dual moguls competitions with Ellie Koyander not making it beyond qualification but placing 23rd after ranking 37th in the moguls.