Aussie mogul skier, Jakara Anthony wins bronze at FIS World Cup Japan

Photo credit: FIS Freestyle Skiing

Australian mogul skier, Jakara Anthony, has taken back to back FIS World Cup podiums in Japan this week. She’s followed up her silver at Deer Valley in Utah in early February with bronze at the Tazawako World Cup in Japan today. 

Anthony, the 2019 World Championship silver medalist, placed second in qualifications at Tazawako and also finished in second place in the first round of finals with a score of 80.82 points.

In the top six super final, Anthony finished in the bronze medal position with a score of 79.01, 3.02 points behind the event winner and current world number one, Perrine Laffont of France who scored 82.03 points. Junko Hoshino of Japan came second with a score of 79.75.

“It was a great day for me, but not weather wise with a bit of everything today. But I was really happy with how my skiing went, especially in training, I was making some progress and showed that off in my competition runs” said 21 year old Anthony after the event.

“The goal for me is more about the quality of my skiing, and not so much the end result. I just want to be putting down runs that I know are technically my best and that’s the major goal for me.”

Today’s result is Anthony’s seventh World Cup medal of her career (1 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze). After eight events so far on the FIS World Cup tour she is currently ranked second in the world.

Australia’s mogul skiers will again take on the Tazawako course in Japan on Sunday in the dual mogul discipline.

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