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Jaelin Kauf Adds Third Place To Strong Start Of World Cup Moguls Season

By Karen Price | Jan. 12, 2019, 9:29 p.m. (ET)

(L-R) Second-place finisher Perrine Lafont of France, winner Yulia Galysheva of Kazakhstan and third-place finisher Jaelin Kauf celebrate at the women's moguls world cup on Jan. 12, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta.


Olympian Jaelin Kauf now has back-to-back-to-back podiums after taking third place in the women’s world cup moguls stop in Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday.

The 22-year-old from Vail, Colorado, was coming off moguls and dual moguls wins in Thaiwoo, China, as the U.S. team returned to North America. She has not finished lower than fifth so far this season.

Kauf trailed France’s Perrine Laffont after the first final by less than a point.

Going into the final six, Olympic champion Laffont had a score of 77.88 followed by Kauf with 77.05 and Canada’s Justine Dufour-Lapointe, the 2014 Olympic gold medalist, with 74.62. Fellow U.S. Olympian Tess Johnson, who finished third in the season’s first moguls competition, was in fourth place with a score of 74.05.

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However, it was Yulia Galysheva of Kazakhstan who came up the winner after the second final. In fifth after the first final, Galysheva scored a 79.10 to take the win while Laffont was second with a score of 77.96. Kauf scored 76.10 in the second final.

Johnson finished in sixth place with a score of 73.03.

On the men’s side, Hunter Bailey made it to the second final and finished fifth.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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