Three is a crowd. Unless you're the Dufour-Lapointe sisters, where there seems to be plenty of room at the top. All three Montrealers are Sochi Olympians vying for a spot on the women's moguls podium, an entirely possible feat considering all of them made it through qualifying, in the top 5 no less, last Thursday at Sochi.
And it looks like at least two of them are near shoe-ins for podium status considering that Justine, the youngest of the bunch, nabbed first place at the Freestyle Skiing World Cup Moguls just last month in Calgary followed by another first place triumph January 15 at Lake Placid. Middle sister Chloe took over that top spot at the World Cup's January 19th run at Val St. Come and was trailing her sister in Calgary, finishing in third. Meanwhile, eldest sister Maxime came in third at the January 11th Deer Valley World Cup event.
To sum it up? These ladies are on fire, with Justine and Chloe neck-to-neck in what's going to be nothing short of a thrilling Olympic competition come this Saturday February 8, 2014 when the Ladies' Moguls Finals kick off at about 1 p.m. EST. Catch it live on CBC Television.
FEBRUARY 8 2:20 p.m. UPDATE: Justine wins GOLD and Chloe wins SILVER in the womens moguls event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, scooping up Canada's second and third medals at Sochi. Regina's Mark McMorris technically won Canada's first medal at Sochi earlier today in snowboarding, in mens slopestyle. Meanwhile, Maxime Dufour-Lapointe landed in 12th position, not winning a medal per se, but a strong finish nonetheless.