‘Men’s moguls is crash-city right now’

Alexandre Bilodeau and Mikael Kingsbury advance to finals in crash-filled qualifying

by Aaron Hutchins

Andy Wong/AP

Andy Wong/AP

Alexandre Bilodeau and Mikael Kingsbury can make it look easy. In fact, all four Canadians in the men’s moguls advanced directly to the medal round on the strength of their qualifying runs on Monday.

Three others riders in qualifying today, however, showed exactly how dangerous moguls can be. Finland’s Ville Miettunen and Russia’s Sergey Volkov lost control on big air jumps on the ski hill today, and fortunately they both appeared to be okay and skied to the bottom.

Russia’s Sergey Volkov appeared to lose control after gaining to much speed on the track.

And there were more crashes to come. Australia’s Dale Begg-Smith took a bad spill.

Then, Russia’s Volkov had another chance to qualify for the finals in his second heat, but the binding on one of his skis came off during the run.

Watch Bilodeau, Kingsbury and the rest of the field in the men’s moguls finals at 1 p.m. EST/ 10 a.m. PST. Let’s hope it’s crash-free.




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