Americans Sweep World Cup Moguls Titles
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VOSS, Norway March 1, 2003 (AP)–Americans Travis Cabral and Shannon Bahrke clinched moguls titles Saturday at the final World Cup meet of the season.
Cabral finished sixth behind Olympic champion Janne Lahtela of Finland, but erased an eight-point deficit and moved past overall leader Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau, whose 11th place finish dropped him into second in the overall standings.
Cabral finished with 628 points, while Rousseau had 616. Olympic silver medalist Travis Mayer was third and fellow American Toby Dawson was fourth.
Luke Westerlund and Mayer finished second and third, respectively, behind Rousseau.
Defending World Cup moguls champion Jeremy Bloom, who missed the first three weeks of the ski season to play football at Colorado, did not compete in Norway. Two weeks ago, Bloom sat out a meet because of a sore knee, but he came back to win the moguls at a World Cup meet in Japan last week.
Bahrke, the silver medalist at the Salt Lake City Olympics, won the women’s moguls final. Japan’s Aiko Uemura was second and Olympic champion Kari Traa of Norway was third.
“I can’t believe it,” Bahrke said. “This is a big, big win for me. It’s great to win in Norway … Kari has won so many times in the States.”
The 22-year-old Bahrke finished eight points ahead of Traa in the overall standings.
Dual moguls are Sunday.
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