Jakara Anthony announced her firm intention to be a major player on the Mogul World Cup circuit in January 2017 by qualifying for the women’s final with now World Champion and team mate Britt Cox at Deer Valley in Utah.
Anthony finished in 14th place at that event, proving the promise that the 2014 Junior National Mogul Champion has much to offer and has come a long way, very quickly.
At 16-years- of-age, Anthony made her World Cup debut in January 2015, placing 33rd. In February 2016 she again qualified for the individual World Cup placing 31st and 22nd in Dual Moguls.
By early 2017, the Barwon Heads skier went on to crack the top-ten at the Tazawako World Cup two weeks later with a 9th place finish and new PB of 74.17.
Anthony represented Australia at the Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games, where she finished sixth in the ladies’ moguls event and was announced as the Australian Team Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer.
She made her World Championships debut at Sierra Nevada in March 2017, pacing 12th in the women’s event with a solid 75.45 in the round of 18.
Now a regular on the moguls world circuit, Anthony is starting to move through the ranks and is cementing herself as an 'athlete to watch'.
A multi-talented sports woman, Jakara was the swimming and athletics female age champion in high school.
Q & A
Proudest moment: Being chosen to carry the Australian flag at the closing ceremony of the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games
Best sporting memory from 2016/17 season: Getting my first top 10 at the Tazawako World Cup in Japan
I began my sport in 2009 because I really enjoyed it when I competed in moguls in interschools so I decided I wanted to spend all my time on snow training for it
When I am not in training or competing I am: Hanging out at home on the coast in Victoria and getting a couple of surfs in if I can
I enjoy my sport because It’s a very technical sport and I enjoy learning the skills to better my technique and then putting myself to the test in competition to see if I can bring it all together!
Education: I have just finished year 12 at Christian College Geelong and am on a gap year. I got into Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Deakin University but have deferred that for a year.
Favourite international competition: Deer Valley World Cup
Favourite Food: Ice Cream!
Favourite Music: Depends on what mood I’m in!
Favourite other sport to watch or play Surfing
Favourite sporting team Pretty much any Australian team. I love following how other Aussie athletes are going in the sporting world
My heroes are my teammates
Childhood Ambition: Represent my country at the Olympics and win a medal
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