Britt Cox wins bronze at FIS World Cup in Ruka, Finland

Britt Cox at Ruka, Finland World Cup in 2019. Photo credit: OWIA

Australia’s Britt Cox got herself back on the podium overnight with a third place at the FIS World Cup season opener in Ruka, Finland.

Cox skied hard to secure a third place (her sixteenth World Cup medal to date) behind Japan skier Anri Kawamura (silver) and France’s Perrine Laffont (gold).

It feels so amazing, mogul skiing is my absolute passion” said Cox, Australia’s most successful women’s mogul skier, after her bronze win.

“It’s been a pretty tough 18 months to get back to skiing how I wanted to ski, there’s no other secret I think than hard work and showing up at training with the intention to give your best and just remembering why you do it, I do it because I love skiing. Every morning I wake up I’m grateful I get to do this as my job.”

French skier Perrine Laffont took gold and Anri Kawamura (Japan) took silver at the event while Australian Jakara Anthony also qualified for the final and finished in fifth place.

Australia’s PyeongChang silver medallist, Matt Graham, qualified third for the men’s mogul finals in Ruka and finished the event with a top 10 finish with ninth place. 

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