Heil grabs yellow bib

TERRY JONES -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:51 AM ET

Jenn Heil has her yellow bib back. The Queen of bumps and jumps is back on top of the world.

After not winning a World Cup event since the season started, Canada's 2006 Torino Olympic Winter Games gold medal winner in freestyle moguls skiing has now won back-to-back events.

Heil, who came to La Plange, France, well back of season-long yellow-bib-wearer Shannon 'Sparky' Bahrke of the U.S., suddenly has a healthy 65-point lead with only four events remaining in the season.

"I'm really happy to have that bib back," said Heil, who scored the 15th World Cup win of her career in the dual moguls event on a day when Bahrke went out on the first round.

"That's the longest I've gone without the bib," added the three-time World Cup champion in a telephone interview.

"I felt like it was mine. I wore it for three years straight. It's great to have it back."

Bahrke, who won the first two events of the season - including the opener in Quebec in which Heil finished 13th - took a six-point lead into the day, but watched it disappear.

"I love dual moguls," said Heil of the side-by-side competition. "It's lots of fun. You have to take more risks. I was really happy with my runs.

"I was really confident coming off the win in singles the day before. I definitely pushed my limits. I was out on the very edge."


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