American skiiers sweep dual moguls event in Austria

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Bryon Wilson, of the United States, recorded his first World Cup dual moguls victory, defeating Canadian skier Alex Bilodeau in Austria.  KERSTIN JOENSSON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Bryon Wilson, of the United States, recorded his first World Cup dual moguls victory, defeating Canadian skier Alex Bilodeau in Austria.

KREISCHBERG, Austria — Freestyle skiers Bryon Wilson and Heather McPhie, of the United States, won a World Cup dual moguls event Saturday.

In the men’s final, Wilson beat Can­ada’s Alex Bilodeau for his first career World
Cup win. Defending World Cup moguls champion Mikael Kingsbury placed third after beating fellow Cana­dian Philippe Marquis in the small final.

Kingsbury and Bilodeau share the lead in the moguls standings after two events with 160 points each, followed by Wilson with 118.

McPhie defeated American teammate Heidi Kloser in the women’s final for her second win of the season and third overall. McPhie also won the season-opening event in Ruka, Finland, last week.

McPhie leads the mogul standings with 200 points, 60 clear of Dufour-Lapointe. Kloser is third with 116.

• Marlies Schild, of Austria, will be out three months following knee surgery and won’t be able to defend her world slalom title in her home country in February.

The Austrian ski federation says Schild had surgery Friday in Innsbruck for a torn collateral ligament in her right knee.

Schild was hurt Thursday during training at the World Cup slalom in Are, Sweden.

SPEEDSKATING: In Kearns, Utah, Lana Gehring won the 1,000 meters for her third victory in two days at the U.S. short track championships.

She finished in 1 minute, 35.002 seconds at the Utah Olympic Oval, followed by Alyson Dudek (1:35.152) and Emily Scott (1:35.575).

Chris Creveling won the men’s 1,000 in 1:32.520, edging Jeff Simon (1:32.550) and Kyle Carr (1:32.914).

Gehring won the 1,500 and 500 on Friday.

She credits her solid results to her renewed ties with coach Jae Su Chun. Chun was accused by skaters of abuse and was suspended. He then resigned after skate-tampering allegations.

He has denied wrongdoing but is volunteering to coach Gehring and several others.


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