Wells finished second in the Women’s Final in Deer Valley (USA), with just 0.04 points separating her from winner Yang Yu of China.
Wells performed a Back Full-Double Full in the final; the first time she has ever performed this jump in an event.
“I have been working really hard on this routine in training, so I was just really happy to land a new jump in a Final,” Wells said.
As soon as she landed the jump, Wells couldn’t contain her excitement.
“I just screamed out loud when I landed,” she said.
“I just kept going after I finished, and the finish area is quite small, that I actually ended up running into the fence, but I didn’t care,” an elated Wells said.
It was a good morning for all three Australian women, with Danielle Scott and Renee McElduff all reaching the Final.
Scott finished in fourth place, while McElduff was eighth, therefore placing all three inside the top ten.
Men’s World Cup series leader David Morris missed out on qualifying for the Men’s Final this morning after finishing 23rd in the qualifying round.
IMAGE: The OWIA Aerial Skiing team joins Samantha Wells in celebration after winning her first ever World Cup medal © Andrew Pattison