When asked whether the Canadian stage of the freestyle ski tycoon World Cup to be held in Mont-Tremblant on Saturday was like other events, Mikaël Kingsbury hesitated.
Those who have dominated their own subjects for many years have realized that going downhill in front of the audience has a very special character.
He admitted in an interview with The Wall Street Journal: “I will concentrate in the same way.” But hey, I will lie to tell you that this is a game like other races. The context here is very different. We have an unparalleled crowd,”
He continued: “This is a lot of management pressure.” In every game, I want to give my best performance and do my best. ”
“I don’t do this for amateurs and my relatives. It’s just that they are used to good grades abroad. Usually, when they are in Quebec, they want to see me succeed.”
On the same day last year, Kingsbury set a record at Tremblant by winning the final before the current runner-up runner Ikuma Horishima.
A week ago, he had to finish fifth on Lake Placid, his personal worst result in two years.
He again believes that his Japanese rival this year is his biggest threat to get another crystal globe. It is worth mentioning that Kingsbury is currently the leader in the World Cup rankings. He is also a world champion and Olympic champion.
He said: “The caliber is very high.” But I know exactly what to do. My goal is to achieve the best landing of my career every time. This goal will not change on Saturday. ”
The Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts athlete is 27 years old, a sign of the times. He is now the dean of the Canadian big shot team.