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[ Sun, 2010-02-14 19:23 ]
Hannah Kearney
America wins its first gold medal Friday night in the women's mogul competition.

Canadian Jenn Heil had the home-turf advantage, but when 23-year-old Vermonter Hannah Kearney blazed down the icy, slushy bumps, nailing both airs, it was clear that the U.S. would rule the podium.

Four years ago, at the Torino qualifying rounds, Kearney watched Heil stand in that top spot from the stands, in 22nd place.

Vancouver 2010: Freestyle Skiing Events

Vancouver 2010: Freestyle Skiing Events
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As skin-tight speed suits attest, it’s not how good you look but how fast you go that wins you Olympic medals in the alpine disciplines. But in freestyle, style counts too.

Moguls Moguls competition, an Olympic event since 1992 (Albertville), rewards technical execution, artistic expression and speed. Competitors pinball down a steep bump field that’s interrupted by two kickers, one near the top and one near the bottom. Five judges award points for precise turns—knees together, skis in constant contact with the snow, shoulders parallel to the finish line—and two judges score the aerial maneuvers for difficulty, amplitude, execution and landing.

Kearney Takes Moguls Title

The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team's Hannah Kearney (Norwich VT) finished ninth March 18 to solidify her spot as the 2009 World Cup moguls champion.

Photo: U.S. Ski Team - Tom Kelly

Killington's "King of Spring" Celebration Kicks Off on St. Patty's

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Music, events, sunshine, and soft snow highlight the "King of Spring" ski & snowboard season at Killington.

World Freestyle Team Named

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Worlds begin in Madonna di Campiglio next week.

Kashima 4th, Bahrke Holds Cup Lead with 5th

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Bahrke leads in French moguls event.

Moguls Finally Start Season Saturday

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Aerials also set for Mont Gabriel.

Hannah Kearney Wins U.S. Title No. 2 at Killington

Advice

Vermont native Hannah Kearney grabbed her second U.S. title of the weekend at Killington Resort during the Nature Valley Freestyle Challenge dual moguls event, which wrapped the 2006 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships.

Vermonters Kearney, Babic Win Gold at Killington

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World Champion Hannah Kearney Wins Moguls Gold at U.S. Champs; David Babic jumps from fourth qualifying spot to the top of the podium.

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