Aussie Belle Brockhoff finishes stellar WC season second in the world

Belle Brockhoff takes silver for the 2019/2020 season. Photo credit: Olympic Winter Institute of Australia

Australian has scored a double podium at the final boardercross event for the FIS World Cup season in Veysonnaz overnight, capping a stellar season for Belle Brockhoff.

Brockhoff claimed bronze in the women’s event, securing her second place on the leaderboard with silver for the 2019/2020 season.

Aussie teammate, Adam Dickson, also took the bronze podium in the men’s event. 

The women’s big final competitors were an impressive bunch – PyeongChang gold medalist Michela Moioli (ITA), last year’s Crystal Globe winner Eva Samkova (CZE), Australia’s Belle Brockhoff (AUS) and winner of the previous SBX World Cup in Sierra Nevada Chloe Trespeuch (FRA).

Brockhoff led a third of the way in and held the lead for most of the run until Moioli sped forth on the last banked corner as both the Italian and France’s Trespeuch overtook on the line.

Photo credit: Olympic Winter Institute of Australia

The 27 year old from Victoria has had a phenomenal return season.

Brockhoff made every big final in every competition on the circuit this season. 

Her bronze in Veysonnaz took her season medal tally to five (one gold, one silver, three bronze) and she finished second overall on the leaderboard. This after two seasons recovering from back to back knee injuries.

Australia’s Adam Dickson took his first FIS World Cup podium of his career with bronze at the Veysonnaz event. The 24 year old from Jindabyne took third place behind Omar Visintin from Italy (silver) and Alessandro Haemmerle from Austria (gold). Haemmerle claimed the Crystal Globe for the season. 

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