The event featured a number of World Cup athletes who are currently taking part in a training camp in Ruka prior to the commencement of the World Cup season.
Danielle Scott made an impressive start in round one of the first event with the highest scoring jump of the day; a full-full double twisting double back somersault scoring 83.79 points. Scott had another solid scoring jump in the second round with her lay-full single twisting double back somersault scoring 80.91 points. Scott’s two jump points total of 164.70 gave her a comfortable 12.98 victory margin.
Fellow team member Laura Peel recovered from a disappointing first jump full-full score of 48.82 to post a strong second round score of 82.92 with a lay-full. This gave Laura a total score of 131.76 and an overall result of fifth place.
The third Australian athlete in action, Renee McElduff, competed in the first round a lay-tuck double back somersault jump scoring 70.20 points. With her second round back layout single back somersault jump not having a high degree of difficulty, she was unable to move further up the rankings and finished the event in eighth place.
Laura Peel recorded Australia’s second victory at the event with two well executed jumps which both scored over 80 points.
Peel narrowly edged out team-mate Danielle Scott into second place; Scott’s second medal at the event. Scott again had the highest scoring jump of the day, with her full-full recording 88.83 points.
Renee McElduff finished in thirteenth place.
The team will continue to train in Ruka before heading to Beijing, China, for the first World Cup of the season on December 20.
IMAGE: Danielle Scott & Laura Peel on the podium in Ruka © Danielle Scott