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U.S. moguls skiers miss championships podium

U.S. Ski Team

The United States women couldn’t find the podium Wednesday in the World Ski Championships moguls competition in Sierra Nevada, Spain. Keaton McCargo had the top result for the Americans, placing 10th, while a pair of Steamboat Springs skiers ended up further down the results sheet.

Olivia Giaccio made the 18-skier finals, then finished 15th. He qualified for the finals in 12th. Jaelin Kauf was 21st.

Morgan Schild placed 19th for the U.S.

Australia’s Britteny Cox, the World Cup leader, added a world championship to what’s been a dominating season.

She entered the winter having never won a World Cup or finishing better than third in one. She then proceeded to win the first three events of the season and seven total. She was the wire-to-wire leader Wednesday, finishing the qualification round and the first round of finals with the highest scores before again laying down the best run to win her first world championship.

France’s Perrine Laffont was second and Canada’s Justine Dufour-LaPointe third.

Japan’s Ikuma Horishima won on the men’s side, taking his first championship.

French skier Benjamin Cavet was second and Canadian Mikael Kingsbury took the bronze.

Bradley Wilson led the United States, placing fifth. Thomas Rowley was ninth, Dylan Walczyk 19th and Troy Murphy 22nd.

The bumps skiers will compete again Thursday in a dual moguls competition.

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