Olympic Winter Games Attended
Jakara Anthony was destined to end up in winter sports, after her parents first met on the slopes at Mt Buller.
Living and attending school on the mountain, Anthony had a number of promising results young age training in the Team Buller Riders (TBR) program, dominating at the Interschools level, and junior mogul events in Australia and overseas.
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.
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.
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.
In January 2018, she stepped up to a career best in Deer Valley, Utah, USA making her first Super Final, finishing 5th overall.
Competing in her first ever Olympic Winter Games in PyeiongChang, Anthony was Australia's highest placed female Mogul Skier, narrowly missing the podium in fourth place.
Anthony had a breakout season in 2018-2019, establishing herself as one of the best female mogul skiers in the world.
She achieved her first ever World Cup podium with a silver medal in Thaiwoo, China, and won her first World Cup gold medal in Lake Placid, USA.
At the 2019 World Championships in Deer Valley, USA, Anthony won a silver medal, narrowly missing out on the win. Anthony finished the season with six medals and was ranked second in the world after her final event of the season.
Anthony continued her strong form at the top of her sport in the 2019-2020 World Cup season, claiming four World Cup medals and finishing the season ranked second on the end of year World Cup standings for the second straight year.
COVID forced a number of events to be cancelled in the In the 2020-2021 season, with Anthony narrowly missed out on the podium twice after reaching the top-six super final.
At the World Cup event in Deer Valley USA, Anthony placed sixth on the prestigious 2002 Olympic course, and came just short of reaching the second World Championship podium of her career in Almaty, Kazakhstan, finishing in fourth place.
Anthony's 2021-2022 season was simply awesome, recording the most successful season by an Australian winter sports athlete in history.
At the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Anthony put in a commanding performance, winning every round of the competition to become just Australia's sixth ever winter gold medallist, and the first since Lydia Lassila in 2010.
Anthony then finished the season in the best possible way, with a double podium weekend at the final event of the season in Megève, France, securing her first overall World Cup Crystal Globe as the world number one ranked mogul skier at the end the season. Anthony also secured the dual mogul Crystal Globe as the number one dual mogul skier.
The double podium performance made it a remarkable 12 medals from 13 starts for Anthony, the most ever won by an Australia in a single season, and the second Australian female to win the overall mogul skiing World Cup Crystal Globe, joining Britt Cox who led the world in 2016-2017.
Anthony was fittingly crowned athlete of the year at the 2022 Snow Australia Awards.
Q & A
Proudest moment: Representing Australia at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games
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
Sponsors: Buller Grocer, iDOne and Full Tilt
Childhood Ambition: Represent my country at the Olympics and win a medal
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