Aussie Jakara Anthony wins silver at FIS World Cup dual moguls

Australian mogul skier, Jakara Anthony, claimed her career best FIS silver medal in dual moguls in Kazakhstan overnight at Shiymbulak Mountain Resort. 

This is Anthony’s third podium of the FIS World Cup season after bronze last week in Tazawako and silver at Deer Valley.

The 21 year old from Barwon Heads in Victoria defeated Viktoriia Lazarenko from Russia in the first round, and then Japanese skiers Anri Kawamura in the quarter final, and Kisara Sumyoshi in the semi final to advance to the gold medal round.

In the final, Anthony was up against Jaelin Kauf of the USA, with the American taking the win 81.22 points to 58.76. Rounding out the podium in third place was world number one and 2018 Olympic Champion Perrine Laffont of France.

“It was really fun out there today, the course was in the best shape it’s been in the last few days” Anthony commented after the race.

“Even though it’s late in the season I am still making some changes in my run, and still improving things, and I am really looking forward to the final events in Russia and Sweden in the next few weeks.”

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This result is Anthony’s eighth World Cup medal of her career (1 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze), and her second medal in the dual mogul discipline.

With three events remaining on the FIS World Cup tour, Anthony remains in second place on the standings with 484 points, with Laffont now in an unbeatable position in first place with 796 points.

The mogul skiing athletes will now head to Siberia, for a dual mogul event in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on March 7th.

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