It just gets bigger and better for Australian mogul skier, Jakara Anthony. The Beijing Winter Olympic gold medalist phenomenal season continues with a new milestone. She has set the record for the most FIS World Cup wins in a single season by any Australian snowsports athlete.
Anthony took her eighth FIS World Cup gold medal today in dual moguls at Val St Come in Canada. With seven more events this season, there’s a chance for even more.
Britt Cox formerly held the moguls record with seven World Cup moguls wins in the 2016/2017 season.
Anthony moved though the early rounds with ease, setting up a semi-final against Rino Yanagmoto of Japan. In her most competitive matchup of the day, Anthony took the victory with a score of 21 points to 14.
In the big final to decide the gold medal, Anthony faced American Jaelin Kauf, the only other skier to also win an event this season. Both skiers pushed their limits into the top air, but Kauf was unable to maintain the pace crashing out in the middle section, giving Anthony her 16th career win with a score of 35-0.
“You dream of coming and skiing World Cup when you are a little kid, but to actually be here and be as dominant as I am at the moment is really special,” said the 25-year-old from Barwon Heads in Victoria.
“Today was another good day, I made it through each round as it came, I think I did some really good skiing. Pushed super hard against Jaelin and she went hard as well, we put on a good show for everyone and it’s nice to go out there and be challenged by the other girls.”
The mogul skiers athletes will now head to Waterville Valley in the USA, for another single and dual mogul event next weekend.