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Skiing: Horishima wins silver at Tremblant moguls World Cup

Japan's Ikuma Horishima is pictured competing in the men's moguls at a freestyle skiing World Cup event at Mont-Tremblant, Canada, on Jan. 26, 2019. He finished in second place for the silver medal. (Kyodo)

MONT-TREMBLANT, Canada (Kyodo) -- Japan's Ikuma Horishima secured a place on the podium for the second time this season with a silver medal finish in the moguls World Cup event at Mont-Tremblant on Saturday.

Reigning Olympic champion Mikael Kingsbury of Canada scored 86.73 points to take gold on his home turf, while Horishima scored 85.02 and Dmitriy Reikherd of Kazakhstan was third with 83.42 on the men's side.

"I made a mistake. But I'm relieved I finished second despite that," said Horishima, a double world champion in moguls and dual moguls in 2017.

"Of course I'll aim to be No. 1 at the world championships where I won last time. I want to feel comfortable about my skiing," he said.

Horishima was also runner-up behind Kingsbury for his first podium finish of the season at a World Cup event last month in Thaiwoo, China.

The competition at Tremblant is the last World Cup event before the FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships takes place in Utah Feb. 1-10.

In the women's event won by France's Perrine Laffont, Japan's best performance was a 13th-place finish by Junko Hoshino.

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