Jakara Anthony is on fire. The Aussie mogul skier is unstoppable on the FIS World Cup competition circuit taking her seventh victory this season in the Val St Come event in Canada.
The seventh gold puts her in equal place with former teammate Britt Cox for the most mogul skiing World cup wins in a single season by an Aussie.
With 16 career World Cup medals under her ski belt, Anthony is on track to take over Aussie mogul skiing legend Dale Begg Smith’s 18 career victories.
Anthony was again dominant winning all three phases of the competition, scoring 82.01 points in the super-final to record a large victory margin of 7.14 points over American Jaelin Kauf in second place, with Hinako Tomitaka of Japan rounding out the podium in third.
“It’s getting a little tricky in there now, I definitely think I came out and did some of my best skiing in qualifications, which isn’t normally how it goes, but loving getting to ski out here on the course, it’s pretty fun,” said the 25-year-old from Barwon Heads in Victoria.
“It’s my third World Cup here and first win, one place better than last year.”
In the men’s event, 2018 Olympic silver medallist Matt Graham was the best placed Australian in ninth, with Cooper Woods also advancing through to finals in 15th place. Also in action for Australia was George Murphy in 32nd and Oliver Logan in 38th.
The action will continue in Val St Come with a dual moguls event scheduled for Saturday evening in Quebec.
“Tomorrow is going to be interesting, I saw the girls come out here and lay down some epic runs, so I am excited to go head-to-head with them and see where we get to tomorrow,” said Anthony.