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MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec, Jan. 10, 2004 (AP) — Canadians Stephanie St. Pierre and Marc-Andre Moreau won the moguls Saturday in a World Cup freestyle event.
The 18-year-old St. Pierre finished with 24.25 points. Jennifer Heil of Canada was second in the women’s event with 24.22 points, followed by American Shannon Bahrke.
“I know I had a gold medal last year, but that was in duals,” St. Pierre said. “This win is the biggest thing of my life and it happened with my family here and the sun shining.”
Moreau, a World Cup rookie, earned his first medal on the circuit in the men’s division. His previous best was a sixth-place finish in Italy in December.
Moreau won with a score of 25.14 points, with American Luke Westerlund second with 24.92 and Tapio Luusua of Finland in third.
“This comes as a total surprise,” said Moreau, who was sick most of the week. “I’ve been training well, and feeling good about my skiing, but I certainly didn’t expect this (to happen) this early in my career.”
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