Mogul skier Jakara Anthony wins SILVER at final Olympic Qualifier

Australia’s Jakara Anthony has finished her Olympic qualification season with her eight medal from nine events. The Barwon Heads local took the silver medal at the FIS World Cup mogul skiing event in Deer Valley, Utah.

Anthony made a great start to the day on the Champion ski run, winning the qualification round and then advancing to the super final in fourth place. In the super final, Anthony put down a solid run to score 80.38 points to land on the podium in second place.

Taking the win was Japanese skier Anri Kawamura with a score of 80.89, with 2018 Olympic Champion Perrine Laffont of France rounding out the podium in third with 80.02 points.

Anthony is currently ranked third in the women’s moguls World Cup standings, and first in the overall mogul World Cup standings, which also includes results from the dual mogul discipline.

“I am really happy with how this event has gone, I really progressed in certain aspects of my skiing and jumping in my four days here and I couldn’t have asked for much more” said the 23-year-old.

“It’s been a big month so far with four competition starts in two weeks, which is quite a lot for us, but you have to just keep focusing on what’s next and take it one day at a time.”

“The women’s mogul field is so exciting to watch this season, there are so many strong skiers and the women’s jumping has gone through the roof. I just love watching and I think it’s so exiting for the sport, and I can’t wait to see what everyone brings for the rest of the season.”

“We are now off to Ruka, Finland, for our pre-Olympic camp, so I will be looking to fine tune bits and pieces of my run there and getting everything dialled in.”

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