Jakara Anthony’s record breaking season continues as she takes her sixth consecutive gold and her ninth for the 23/24 season in the FIS World Cup in Waterville, USA.

But wait, there’s more, she also secured herself the World Cup season Crystal Globe for single moguls and the season is far from over.

Fellow Australian team mate, Cooper Woods broke the seal and scored his first World Cup podium, taking silver in the men’s moguls.

In a dominant performance, Anthony again won every stage of the competition, and in the super-final medal round scored 81.22 points to finish a huge 9.49 points clear of Olympic silver medallist Jaelen Kauf of the USA in second place on 71.71 points, with another American Hannah Soar rounding out the podium in third on 67.93 points.

Anthony now has 17 career World Cup wins and is one victory away from matching the legendary Dale Begg-Smith on 18 career victories.

 

“That’s awesome, I kind of knew it in the back of my head, but all the focus was out there on the run, so to get the job done on a pretty tricky course I am over the moon,” said the 25-year-old from Barwon Heads in Victoria about winning the Crystal Globe.

“It’s crazy to have locked that up (Crystal Globe) so early (two events remaining) and to have taken so many (wins) in a row, you can’t think about it too much, because that’s a pretty fragile stat there, but I am pretty stoked to have achieved that this season.”

In the men’s event Cooper Woods has been showing great potential since finishing sixth at the 2022 Olympic Games. Woods has qualified for finals in every event this season, has been close to the podium and today his performance claimed the first World Cup medal of his career. Woods ended the day with the silver medal, finishing ahead of Olympic champions Mikael Kingsbury of Canada and Walter Wallberg of Sweden in the men’s super-final.

Woods scored 81.04 points to finish in second place behind Japanese skier Ikuma Horishima of Japan who took the win with a score of 85.84, with Kingsbury in third with 80.07 points.

“Today was all different conditions, it was firm this morning and as the weather changed the course changed, but all you can do is just focus on the one run, and I got the qualifications, finals and then the super-final, I left nothing back and it’s nice to see a score, “said the 23-year-old from Pambula Beach in NSW.

Also in action for Australia was Olympic medallist Matt Graham who reached finals finishing in 13th, with teammates George Murphy and Oliver Logan unable to complete their runs.

The World Cup action continues in Waterville with a dual moguls event scheduled for tomorrow.

“The plan for tomorrow is keep things simple, keep things the same, focus on the one run, focus on my skiing and hopefully I come out on top ” said Woods looking forward to the dual mogul event.

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