Canada's Naude, Justine Dufour-Lapointe qualify for moguls finals

Chloe Dufour-Lapointe places 13th, still has chance to advance

Canada's Naude, Justine Dufour-Lapointe qualify for moguls finals
Canada's Andi Naude, left, and Justine Dufour-Lapointe finished second and fourth respectively after qualifications for the ladies' moguls competition. © Canadian Press/Getty Images

By: CBC Sports

Andi Naude leads a trio of Canadians into the final of the women's moguls competition. The Penticton, B.C., native posted the second-highest score (79.60) in qualifying to advance directly to the final.

"I'm thrilled to be able to put down that first run at my first Olympics," said Naude.

"I was just trying to keep my preparation for today's run similar to what I've done during my World Cup season. I'm really happy with the results."

Defending gold medallist Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal qualified in fourth with a score of 77.66, while Quebec City's Audrey Robichaud claimed the 10th and final qualifying spot at 72.48.

Chloé Dufour-Lapointe was the lone Canadian who failed to automatically move on. The Sochi silver medallist scored 69.53 to finish 13th and will need to finish in the top 10 of the second qualifying session in order to make the final.

That goes Sunday at 5:30 a.m. ET.