France’s Laffont golden in women’s moguls

A picture taken on December 28, 2017 shows France’s freestyle skier Perrine Laffont posing during a photo session in Niaux, Ariege.<br />Modequi will take part in the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang that will take place from February 9 to 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANI

Perrine Laffont claimed France’s first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics when she beat defending champion Justine Dufour-Lapointe to win freestyle’s women’s moguls.

Laffont, 19, scored 78.65 for a narrow win over Canada’s Dufour-Lapointe, while Yulia Galysheva was third — winning only the second ever Winter Games medal for Kazakhstan.

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