Result: Team USA's Hannah Kearney reaches Sochi moguls final

Team USA athlete Hannah Kearney's campaign to win a successive Olympic gold medal in women's moguls begins with her coming first in the qualifying round.

Hannah Kearney's campaign to win a successive Olympic gold medal in women's moguls has begun, with the Team USA athlete coming first in the qualifying round.

The defending champion posted a score of 23.05 today, ahead of Canada's Chloe Dufour-Lapointe who recorded a score of 22.64 in second.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe took third and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe finished eighth, ensuring that all three sisters claimed a spot in the finals.

The top 10 finishers automatically advance to the finals, with the remaining competitors returning for a second qualifying run on Saturday to fill out the rest of the field.

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