France's Laffont wins women's moguls in Olympics
12 Feb 2018, 00:12 ( 13 days ago) | updated: 12 Feb 2018, 00:16 ( 13 days ago)
Champion Perrine Laffont from France competes during moguls final of freestyle skiing at 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park, PyeongChang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018. Photo Xinhua.
Frenchwoman Perrine Laffont took the gold medal of freestyle skiing women's moguls at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games here on Sunday.
Laffont garnered 78.65 points from a combination of time, air and turns. She became the second French Winter Olympic medalist in the women's moguls, joining Sandra Laoura who won the bronze at Torino 2006.
"I was just having fun, enjoying the moment. I told myself, 'Perrine, you're at the Olympics, in the finals, so just enjoy the moment and do your best'. That's all," said Laffont.
Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe bagged the silver with just 0.09 points behind, adding to her gold from Sochi 2014. She became the eighth woman to win more than one Olympic medal in this event.
The third place went to Yulia Galysheva of Kazakhstan in 77.40. It was Kazakhstan's first medal in freestyle skiing at the Winter Olympics.
Chinese mogulers Wang Jin and Guan Ziyan failed to reach the final through qualifications earlier on Sunday.
"I can learn from world-class skiers in terms of mentality and techniques in such a big event," said Wang.