Conditions in Moscow were challenging for all athletes, as the event site, constructed from scaffolding, was subjected to high winds in the lead-up, which made training extremely difficult.
Wells suffered an injury during the week, making her performances even more impressive.
“On the second day of training I had a considerable crash on my first jump,” Wells said.
“I was way too slow due to wind and snow conditions, and injured my ankle, sidelining me for the day’” she added.
Following her best ever World Cup result in Deer Valley, USA last weekend, where she collected a Silver medal, Wells, with her ankle heavily strapped, put in a solid performance in qualifying, where she finished seventh, to secure a berth in the top twelve.
In the Final, Wells finished third after an excellent Full Full (bFF), scoring 85.36 and therefore qualifying for the Super Final.
“I got my speed in the right place to land a nice Full Full and finish in third position,” Wells said.
In the Super Final, Wells performed a Full Double Full (bFdF), scoring a 65.56 and securing a sixth placing overall.
“I hadn’t prepared any Full Double Fulls, but we decided to put it out there anyway and see how it went,” Wells said.
“The risk didn’t pay off. I made a bad call in the air to crash the landing and finished up sixth,” she said.
Danielle Scott, the defending Moscow World Cup Champion, was so close to also reaching the Finals, missing out by just one spot, after finishing 13th in Qualifying, whilst Renee McElduff finished in 16th.
In the Men’s, David Morris finished in 23rd place in Qualifying, therefore missing out on the finals action.
With one World Cup aerial event remaining, Danielle Scott is in second place, David Morris fifth, Samantha Wells ninth and Renee McElduff 15th on the World Cup standings.