Kazakh Wins Women’s Mogul Freestyle World Cup in Finland

Yulia Galysheva of Kazakhstan won the gold medal in dual moguls at the freestyle skiing World Cup races Dec. 13 in Ruka, Finland.


AP Photo/Sergei Grits

Galysheva finished ahead of Olympic champion and bronze medallist in Sochi 2014 Hannah Kearney of the U.S. in the semis and beat the silver medallist in Sochi 2014 Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Canada for gold in the finals.

In Sochi, 2014 Galysheva finished seventh in the individual division, after the Sochi Games she retired but last summer returned to racing.

In dual moguls, athletes race in pairs in the finals and are ranked against each other.

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