Hannah Kearney

Perrine Laffont gets France in medals column with snowy moguls win

Perrine Laffont gets France in medals column with snowy moguls win

Perrine Laffont put France in the medals column at the Winter Olympics, skiing through the bumps and snow to take the women's moguls title Sunday night.

The 19-year-old Laffont gave her country its first women's gold medal in the 26-year history of the event.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada finished second to add silver to the gold she took four years ago in Sochi. Yulia Galysheva of Kazakhstan, competing with a broken hand suffered last month at a contest in Utah, won bronze to give her country its eighth Winter Games medal since it started competing separately after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

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