Published: Feb 18, 12:08p ET
Updated: Feb 19, 10:27p ET

Kearney extends World Cup streak to 16 wins

NAEBA, Japan (AP) - American mogul skier Hannah Kearney has had one smooth ride the past year.

Kearney won her 16th straight World Cup moguls event Saturday, extending a record winning streak that began in January 2011 by edging Canada's Audrey Robichaud in the final.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe, also from Canada, was third.

Kearney broke downhill great Ingemar Stenmark's all-discipline record last Sunday for most consecutive FIS World Cup victories.

Stenmark won 14 straight giant slaloms in 1978-80. Kearney's streak began in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2011.

Kearney leads Dufour-Lapointe by 352 points in the World Cup standings.

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury won the men's event for his eighth victory of the season. Jeremy Cota of the United States was second followed by Canada's Cedric Rochon.

Kingsbury widened his lead in the World Cup standings to 421 points over Cota with four races left in the season.

Rate this article


Share this article