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Bloom edges American Cabral

2/6/2005

INAWASHIRO, Japan -- Jeremy Bloom defeated fellow American
Travis Cabral in dual moguls Sunday for his fourth straight World
Cup victory.

Among the women, Jennifer Heil of Canada topped Tae Satoya of
Japan for her third dual moguls title of the season.

Bloom, who won Saturday's moguls, beat Cabral 23-12 in the final
to solidify his lead in the overall standings. Hiroki Nonogaki of
Japan defeated Nathan Roberts of the United States in the race for
third and fourth place.

Bloom, the reigning world champion in freestyle moguls and a
2002 Olympian, had to give up college football last season because
of his ski endorsements. He spent last fall training for the 2006
Turin Olympics instead of returning kicks for Colorado.

Bloom has 540 points in the dual moguls World Cup standings, 158
points ahead of Roberts. Australia's Dale Begg-Smith, who was
fourth Sunday, is third in the standings with 341 points.

In the women's race, Kari Traa of Norway defeated Hannah Kearney
of the United States to finish third. Heil picked up 100 points and
leads the World Cup standings with 606 points, 178 points ahead of
Margaita Marbler of Austria, who was fourth Sunday.