Cole McDonald, who represented the US at Beijing 2022, won the men's moguls title in Chiesa in Valmalenco ©Getty Images

The United States secured five titles across moguls and aerials events at the International Ski Federation Freestyle Ski Junior World Championships in the Italian resort of Chiesa in Valmalenco.

Cole McDonald and Elizabeth Lemley won the respective men’s and women’s moguls titles on the opening day of the four-day tournament.

McDonald top scored with 73.99 points to see off the challenge of Enea Buzzi of Switzerland and Filip Gravenfors of Sweden who claimed the other two spots with 73.82 and 72.37 respectively.

Lemley then struck gold with a winning score of 77.74, edging out Kazakhstan’s Anastassiya Gorodko who totalled 77.14, while Ali Macuga bagged bronze with 70.14.

The US had to play second fiddle in the aerials events as Canada triumphed in both the men’s and women’s competitions.

Flavie Aumond captured the women’s title with 86.62 points, beating Kaila Kuhn of the US who scored 82.84 for silver.

Third place went to Switzerland’s Alexandra Baer who recorded 62.37.

Victor Primeau gave Canada another gold medal when he won the men’s aerials competition after scoring 109.10.

The US once again had to settle for silver as Quinn Dehlinger earned 102.57, while Canada’s Emile Nadeau came third with 96.72.

Olympian Flavie Aumond captured the women’s aerials title ©Getty Images
Olympian Flavie Aumond captured the women’s aerials title ©Getty Images

It was the American team’s turn to top the podium yesterday when they came out on top in both the mixed aerials team and dual moguls teams competitions.

Kuhn, Connor Curran and Dehlinger combined to seal the mixed aerials team title for the US with 268.87.

Canada occupied the other two podium spots, with the trio of Aumond, Miha Fontaine and Nadeau clinching silver with 259.36 and Rosalie Gagnon, Primeau and Pierre-Olivier Cote picking up bronze with 250.11.

The dual moguls teams event was also won by the US with Ali Macuga and Jackson Crockett beating Gorodko and Fedor Bulgakov of Kazakhstan in the final.

Hogg Kasey and McDonald defeated Dorota Samankova and Marek Gajdecka to secure bronze.

The US tasted more success on the final day with Nick Page winning men’s dual moguls gold as Swedish pair Emil Holmgren and Gravenfors claimed silver and bronze respectively.

Gorodko ensured Kazakhstan also won gold when she emerged victorious from the women’s duals moguls final.

She finished ahead of two American freestyle skiers as Lemley earned silver and Macuga collected bronze.