It’s been a huge weekend of FIS World Cup medals for Australia’s snowsports athletes, claiming a record making eight medals.
The medal haul was made across four sports disciplines – aerial skiing, mogul skiing, boarder cross and bobsled.
The tally eclipses the previous record of six in one weekend in February 2017.
Winter Olympic gold medalist Jakara Anthony, took two gold in the mogul events. First in the single moguls then again in the dual moguls (her first duals gold).
“It’s super exciting to go back-to-back at this event again, I did it a couple of years ago, but missed the first place in the duals last year, so to get a little redemption is nice” said the 25-year-old Anthony from Barwon Heads in Victoria.
At the snowboard cross event in Cervinia, Australia took home three medals for the first time in any single wintersport competition.
Aussie women Belle Brockhoff and Josie Baff created history as the first time two antipodeans stood on the boarder cross WC podium together. Brockhoff taking silver and Baff taking bronze.
Adam Lambert had a photo finish in his super final, just missing out on gold by milimetres and claiming silver in the men’s event.
“The whole day has been crazy, and to top it off with a podium is so epic, it was so close to a gold”, said the 26-year-old Lambert from Jindabyne in the NSW Snowy Mountains.
In China, aerial skier Laura Peel also achieved her first medal of the season, finishing in third place in Changchun, and was one of only two skiers to perform the spectacular triple back somersaults in finals.
Bobsleigh pilot Bree Walker continued her success on the Igls track in Innsbruck, Austria, with a double medal performance, taking home a silver and bronze medal on consecutive days in the monobob World Cup event, extending her streak of podiums on the Igls track from 2019.
“I don’t really know what it is about this place but I just understand the track well, I have a good start which matters on this track and I just enjoy racing here. We are still waiting to hear if this is the venue for the 2026 Olympics so only time will tell,” said the 31-year-old Walker from Queensland after her silver medal performance.