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Mac Bohonnon Podiums At Aerials Skiing Olympic Test Event, Moves Into Third In World Cup Standings

By Craig Bohnert | Feb. 10, 2017, 12:57 p.m. (ET)

Mac Bohonnon competes in the men's aerials final at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Bokwang Snow Park on Feb. 10, 2017 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Mac Bohonnon earned his second podium of the world cup season Friday by taking third at the aerials skiing Olympic test event in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Coming three weeks after he finished second on home snow in Lake Placid, New York, and a week after Bohonnon placed fourth at Deer Valley, Utah, the 2014 Olympian jumped into third place in the world cup standings with 238 points, 58 ahead of Maxim Gustik of Belarus.

Anton Kushnit of Belarus took the win, posting a 119.47 in the super final, while China’s Qi Guangpu was second at 118.55, 1.81 points ahead of Bohonnon’s 116.74.

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Bohonnon was the 2015 world cup champion on the strength of two wins and five podium finishes. After only one podium finish last season, a win in Moscow, he is gathering momentum for another run at the title with two events remaining, Feb. 25 in Minsk, Belarus, and March 4 in Moscow. The world championships are scheduled for March 6-9 in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Brothers Chris and Jon Lillis both reached the finals and placed eighth and ninth, respectively. Chris, the younger of the two at age 18, earned his sixth world cup top-10 finish with a 92.92 while Jon, 22, made his 13th top-10 appearance with an 85.45.

Kiley McKinnon reached the women’s final, placing seventh with an 83.47 one week after taking second in Deer Valley.

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