Day two: Belle Brockhoff wins FIS World Cup gold in boarder cross

Photo credit: FIS Snowboard

Australian boarder cross Olympian, Belle Brockhoff, has made it two medals in two days at the FIS World Cup at Big White Ski Resort in Canada this weekend.

The 27 year old from Melbourne won silver in yesterday’s event and again battled near white out conditions today to make it across the line in first place. 

Brockhoff claimed victory in a nail-biting finish, edging out Olympic champion Michela Moioli of Italy by .08 of a second. Rounding out the podium was American Faye Gulini in third.

“It is absolutely unreal! It’s more than just a win for me, I have come back from two ACL blowouts and this is just so huge! I am very happy” a joyful Brockhoff said.

“The work I have put in over the last two years out of the sport has shown. It’s different for me too, my mind is looking at things differently and it’s super calm.”

Aussie team and coaches celebrating with Belle Brockhoff. Photo credit: Rich Hegarty

The podium result is the tenth medal of Brockhoff’s World Cup career (4 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze), and her first gold medal since 2017.

With only two World Cup events remaining, Brockhoff sits in second place on the World Cup standings on 2900 points, 700 points behind leader Moioli.

The next stop of the World Cup tour will be in Sierra Nevada, Spain on March 6 and 7.

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