- Men's Moguls Qualifications
2010 gold medalist Alex Bilodeau wins men's moguls qualifier
In the first qualification round of men's moguls, defending moguls champion Alex Bilodeau came in first place.
Bilodeau's teammate, Mikael Kingsbury, came in second. He's currently the number two ranked moguls skier in the world, behind Bilodeau.
Bilodeau and Kingsbury each won three World Cups this season, with Bilodeau winning the final three.
One Russian, Alexandr Smyshlyaev, came in third.
The top ten moved on to the final round, while the rest of the field moved into the second qualification round.
Bradley Wilson was the top American in the first qualifier, coming in seventh. Fellow American, and medal contender Patrick Deneen, needed the second qualifier to advance. He came in 20th in the first qualifier and first in the second.
Both qualification were highlighted by crashes, including one by Australian Dale Begg-Smith. The three-time Olympian was attempting to win a third medal (gold in Torino, silver in Vancouver). He isn't the only moguls skier chasing Olympic history. Bilodeau, who announced the Sochi Games will be his final Olympics, is looking to become the first freestyle skier - from any discipline - to win back-to-back gold. American Hannah Kearney attempted in women's moguls, but lost to Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe on Saturday. She won bronze in her final Olympics.
The men's finals is a knockout style with three rounds. Top 12 advance to final number two and top six advance to final number three. Scores clear after each round and the top three scores in final three are awarded medals. Watch live, Monday at 1 p.m.
Top 10 (1st qualifier):
Alex Bilodeau (CAN) - 24.70
Mikael Kingsbury (CAN) - 23.81
Alexandr Smyshlyaev (RUS) - 23.52
Sho Endo (JAP) - 23.38
Marc-Antoine Gagnon (CAN) - 22.90
Philippe Marquis (CAN) - 22.43
Dmitriy Reiherd (KAZ) - 21.86
Bradley WIlson (USA) - 21.68
Brodie Summers (AUS) - 21.56
Matt Graham (AUS) - 21.53
Top 10 (2nd qualifier):
Patrick Deneen (USA) - 22.38
Jae-Woo Choi (KOR) - 21.90
Jimi Salonen (FIN) - 21.85
Pavel Kolmokov (KAZ) - 21.70
Andrev Volkov (RUS) - 21.19
Aleksei Pavlenko (RUS) - 20.96
Ludvig Fjallstrom (SWE) - 20.50
Nobuyuki Nishi (JAP) - 20.41
Benjamin Cavet (FRA) - 20.12
Per Spett (SWE) - 20.11
Men's Moguls Finals