Jakara Anthony places fourth for Australia in Women’s moguls finals in PyeongChang

Jakara Anthony of Australia competes in the Moguls Qualifying round during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at Phoenix Snow Park in PyeongChang, South Korea, Friday, February 9, 2018. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

Jakara Anthony has finished fourth and Britteny Cox fifth for Australia in the women’s monguls after a tight dual with the world’s best at PyeongChang.

Perrine Laffont of France took gold with a 78.65, pipping out Canada’s Justine Dufour-Lapointe who won silver with a 78.56. Yulia Galysheva from Kazakhstan claimed bronze with a score of 77.40.

Britteny Cox came second in the second final to secure her place in the super final with a score of 78.29. Jakara Anthony also skied into the super final in fifth place with a score of 76.85. Then it was anyone’s game in the super final.

Jakara’s score of 75.35 was just short for medal placing. Britteny finished on a 75.08.

Australia had strong representation in the event with Brittney CoxJakara Anthony, Claudia Guelli and Madii Himbury skiing for a medal chance. Brittney, Jakara and Madii progressed to the first finals, with Brittney and Jakara making it to the second finals.

It is the first time Australia has had two skiers in the second finals in the women’s monguls.

More details to come from SnowsBest on the ground in PyeongChang.

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Kate Webster is an editor and travel journalist – writer and photographer – who travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the places she visits. Born out of a life-long love of travel and fascination with the world around her, is Kate’s inspiration behind her writing and photography. When she’s not bouncing around the world on ramshackle buses, overcrowded trains, or on the back of a rickshaw, you can find her based in the Gold Coast, Australia eagerly planning her next adventure.

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