Dufour-Lapointe sisters win gold, silver in women’s freestyle moguls

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Canada won its first gold and first silver medal in a touching moment Saturday night in Sochi, as two of the three Canadian Dufour-Lapointe sisters medalled in the women's freestyle at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe, 19, the youngest of the three sisters, won gold with an impressive score of 21.66 in the Super Final to win gold, finishing with 74.80% of the possible points. She earned the score with a great 360-degree jump and attacked the icy course with a fast time of 31.56. Time counts for 25 percent of the score.

Her 22-year-old sister Chloe won silver with a score of 21.66 (72.20%) posting a time of 31.71 time, landing two clean jumps and improving on her fifth-place showing in Vancouver.

Fellow Canadians Audrey Robichaud and Maxine Dufour-Lapointe, the oldest of the three sisters, did not qualify for the Super Final.

Another interesting storyline was the impressive showing of 15-year-old Britteny Cox of Austrlia, placing fifth.

On Thursday, all four Canadians advanced to Saturday's Top 20 final round. They first competed in Final 1, a field of 20, with all four advancing to Final 2, a round of 12.

Super-Final (Top 6)
1. Justine Dufour-Lapointe CAN 74.80 22.44
2. Chloe Dufour-Lapointe CAN 72.20 21.66
3. Hannah Kearney USA 21.49 71.63
4. Aiko Uemura JAP 20.66 68.86%
5. Britteny Cox AUS 19.43 64.76%
6. Eliza Outtrim USA 19.37 64.56%

Standings after Final 2 (Top 12)
1. Hanah Kearney USA 73.10%
2. Chloe Dufour-Lapointe CAN 72.44% (21.70)
3. Justine Dufour-Lapointe CAN 72.13% (21.64)
Audrey Robichaud and Maxine Dufour-Lapointe CAN did not advance to Super Final.