Aussie mogul skier Jakara Anthony takes silver at Russia FIS World Cup

Jakara Anthony and her silver medal. Photo credit: FIS Freestyle Skiing/OWIA

Barwon Heads local, 21 year old Jakara Anthony, took her fourth podium of this FIS World Cup competition season overnight in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

This time, a back to back silver in the dual moguls. This is Anthony’s most successful season of her mogul skiing career thus far.

The Australian took silver last night straight off the back of winning silver last week in the same event in Almaty in Kazakhstan and bronze the week before in single moguls in Tazawako, Japan. She also won silver in the Deer Valley event in February.

Photo credit: FIS Freestyle Skiing

Anthony defeated Leonie Gerken Schofield from Great Britain in the first round, then Tess Johnson from the USA in the quarter final before going up against Jaelene Kauf from the USA to secure her place in the big final against Perrine Laffont.

It was gold with 82.68 for the leader in the World Cup standings, Laffont, and silver for Anthony with 74.93, who held her position second on the overall leader board. 

Perrine Laffont 🇫🇷 was on fire once again, taking her eight victory of the 2019/20 season in this epic matchup against Jakara Anthony 🇦🇺 in Krasnoyarsk on Saturday night 🔥🤩🥶

Posted by FIS Freestyle Skiing on Saturday, 7 March 2020

The event in Russia was the penultimate event for the season for moguls with the next stop Idre Fjäll in Sweden on March 13 to 15 where the final two competitions (moguls and dual moguls) of the season will take place. 

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