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KREISCHBERG, Austria - Justine Dufour-Lapointe loves winning freestyle skiing medals. [url=http://www.footballtitansfanatic.com/

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KREISCHBERG, Austria - Justine Dufour-Lapointe loves winning freestyle skiing medals. Adoree Jackson Jersey . But every event, every run, is all about smaller objectives for the Montreal native.Dufour-Lapointe added to her Olympic gold medal by winning the world moguls title on Sunday, while Mikael Kingsbury of Deux-Montagnes, Que., took silver in the mens event.Dufour-Lapointe, who earned bronze at the 2013 worlds in Norway, scored 87.25 points in the final. Defending champion Hannah Kearney of the United States, who took the title in 2005 and again two years ago, won silver with 85.66, while Brittney Cox of Australia gained 81.98 for the bronze medal.Every time Im going to a competition Im asking myself what my one true objective is. What my one true goal is that Im setting by myself, said Dufour-Lapointe. Its not like the colour of a medal or just a medal. Its the way I want to ski. For example, sometimes Im setting for myself to ski the fastest for the day.This is how I figure it out. I focus on the right thing and then the medal appears.Breaking each competition down into smaller goals has worked well for her this season, with Dufour-Lapointe earning medals at her last three competitions. She won bronze in moguls at Calgary on Jan. 3, silver in the event at Deer Valley, Colo., on Jan. 9 and then gold in dual moguls on Jan. 10, again at Deer Valley.On Sunday, Dufour-Lapointes objective was to adjust her style to the shorter run at Kreischberg, Austria.Because the course was smaller than usual my main focus was on being really clean and at the same time being really fast. Its a balance. You need to be fast but also really compact and clean. That was my main goal and I think I did it well all day long.Added Dufour-Lapointe: I think this is maybe why I won today.Dufour-Lapointes older sister Maxime finished 1.06 points short of the podium in fourth, while her other sister, Chloe, is the 2013 dual moguls world champion.Im so happy for my sister Maxime. She skied so well. Shes improving every competition. She always surprises us, shes amazing, said Justine Dufour-Lapointe. Of course Chloe didnt make it today with us in the super final. It was really heartbreaking for me.Its always fun to know that both of my sisters are there next to me. Were like a little team together. I always feel stronger when theyre there.On the mens side, Kingsbury lost to Anthony Benna by 0.35 points, as the Frenchman ended on 86.89 points. Russias Alexandr Smyshlyaev scored 85.68 for bronze, edging fourth-place and 2009 world champion Patrick Deneen of the United States by only 0.04.Sundays silver ended a run of three-straight golds by Kingsbury. He took the top prize in moguls in Calgary, then won gold in moguls and dual moguls in Deer Valley the next week.Like Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Kingsbury tries not to emphasize medals, but instead concentrates on his personal process on the slopes.Im just focusing on myself right now. Focusing on skiing well and not trying to focus on the results, said Kingsbury. Thats helped me a lot. Im just following my process and I know that if I ski well I put myself into a position to win every time.Kingsbury had been leading competition all day, but had a slight miscalculation on his first jump at the top of the hill in the super final.Quebec Citys Philippe Marquis also competed in the mens super final, but did not finish his run and officially finished sixth overall. Teammate Simon Pouliot-Cavanagh, also from Quebec City, ended the day in 17th place after stumbling in the final 1.Benna hadnt finished in the top 15 of a major championship before. Benna earned his most recent of four career World Cup podiums in Finland in December.Still, Kingsbury thought Benna deserved the world championship.Im not surprised because hes a very good skier. He deserved the title today, said Kingsbury. I think if I hadnt have made my mistake I think I would have had a very good chance of winning, but its great. Hes a great guy and Im very happy for him.The next medal event of the freestyle skiing world championships is the dual moguls on Monday.___With files from The Associated Press Steve McNair Jersey . Atletico Madrid made it three wins from three thanks to a double from in-form striker Diego Costa in a 3-0 victory at Austria Vienna, leaving the Spanish side on the brink of the last 16 already to continue its brilliant start to the season. Tennessee Titans Jerseys .Y. -- The Buffalo Bills have fired receivers coach Ike Hilliard. http://www.footballtitansfanatic.com/authentic-brice-mccain-titans-jersey/ . The Arena das Dunas in the northeastern city of Natal sustained minor damage during the protests, but demonstrators stayed away on Sunday and officials said the stadium passed its first test, with only minor adjustments needed going forward.SOCHI — Hayley Wickenheiser not only will carry the Canadian flag in the opening ceremonies on Friday, the hockey legend also carries high hopes for a fourth-consecutive Olympic gold medal and for the womens game as a whole. But before her work on the ice begins, shes going to savour a special moment at Sochis Fisht Olympic stadium on Friday. "Just going to enjoy it and take it all in and, you know, honour the fact that I have this opportunity and that my family is going to be in the building," said Wickenheiser, who hails from Shaunavon, Sask. "So its going to be a fun night, said the Olympic veteran," who will have 11 family members in Sochi. The 35-year-old Wickenheiser is well aware that if the womens tournament evolves as presumed with a Canada-United States gold-medal final on Feb. 20, the scrutiny will continue as to whether womens hockey belongs in the Olympics. But shes been around the international game for two decades, when she cracked the Canadian roster as a 15 year old in 1994, and she sees progress. Womens game in good shape “I always worry about the future of womens hockey, mainly because of the fact that most of the world pays attention to womens hockey only for two weeks out of every four years,” Wickenheiser said. “I dont worry about the womens game when I look at every game and what goes on internationally. “I look at Team Japan and what [current coach and former Canadian player] Carla MacLeod has been able to do to get that team to an Olympic Games, which is a huge accomplishment for a country. You look at Finland and how they centralize their under-18 and national teams. You look at Sweden and you look at Russia what Alexei Yashin [the teams general manager] has been able to do with his team.” Still, the Russians, Swedes, Finns and Swiss need to exhibit that they have closed the gap. But that wont be easy because Canada and the U.S. continue to elevate its level of play. “This is a dilemma womens hockey is always going to face. But the reality is were so much further aahead in this time span than say where mens hockey was in [after the first five Olympics]. Taywan Taylor Jersey. I think the [womens] game has really come a long way in five Olympics.” Will this be Wickenheisers final Olympics? She wont decide on whether to continue or conclude her decorated career, that includes three Olympic gold medals, seven world championships and playing pro mens hockey in Finland and Sweden, until after the final buzzer sounds in Sochi. So what keeps Wickenheisers competitive clock ticking? “The No. 1 thing is a love of sport,” said the six-time Olympian said, who also competed for Canada in softball at the 2000 Sydney Games. “Ive loved hockey since the day I first put on skates when I was five years old. I have had a passion to play all these years. “I love being part of Team Canada and having the opportunity to win, and thats the main driving force now.” Nagano loss still hurts She forgot to mention that shes never been a good loser. At a team gathering on Monday evening, Wickenheiser and Hefford and assistant coach Daniel Goyette described the emptiness and hurt they felt when they finished second in 1998. “The worst thing in the world is to stand on the blue line with a silver medal around your neck,” she said. “It stays with you for a while.” There was some speculation that Wickenheiser wouldnt be around for the Sochi Games. There was some thought her game had dropped off and she was dealing with some injuries. “You battle injuries and you go through a lot of things as an athlete, but I could picture in my mind what I needed to do to get ready to play in these Games,” she said. “I guess its always a fragile existence as an athlete. Any day something can happen and your games are over, like we saw yesterday with the snowboarder (Norway slopestyle gold-medal contender Torstein Horgmo broke his collarbone during a trail run). “Im very grateful to be sitting here … and to have had the longevity Ive had.” (With files from CBC Saskatchewan) Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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