Winter Olympics results: Women’s moguls final
Four Americans were in the hunt for a medal Sunday in the finals of the women’s moguls event in PyeongChang.
Americans Jaelin Kauf, Keaton McCargo and Tess Johnson made it through to the final 12 but were unable to advance to the 3rd and final round of six.
France’s Perrine Laffont took the gold with a score of 78.65, edging silver medalist Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada by .09. Yulia Galysheva of Kazakhstan took the bronze with a score of 77.40.
Wyoming native Kauf, 21 finished 7th in the round of 12, just missing the cut, and McCargo, 22, from Telluride, Colorado, finishing behind Kauf.
American Tess Johnson, a 17-year-old Vail, Colorado, skier won the second round of qualifying to become the third American to advance to the final. She finished last in the round of 12.
Morgan Schild, a 20-year-old Pittsford, New York, native, was third in Friday’s first qualification run, but finished in 15th place after the first final round, missing the final 12.
All four American skiers are Olympic rookies, with Kauf, the current World Cup points leader in moguls, seen as the best American shot at gold in the event.
Schild is the 2017 U.S. national moguls champion and placed 19th in the event at the 2017 world championships.
McCargo won the 2016 national champion in moguls and placed 10th at the 2017 world championships.
Johnson began skiing age 2 and took up moguls at age 9. She placed fourth at a World Cup event last month, the best World Cup finish of her career to date.