Anthony qualified for finals in third place with a score of 74.71, and stepped it up in finals, performing her new d-spin 720 jump on the top air for the first time in competition to advance to the super final medal round with an improved score of 78.45 in second place.
In the top-six medal round, Anthony put down another great run to score 78.17, just 0.34 points behind event winner Olivia Giaccio of the USA, with her teammate Kai Owens rounding out the podium in third place.
“This is my first podium in Ruka, so I am very excited about that” said the 23-year-old from Barwon Heads in Victoria.
“I have come very close before a couple of times, but this is the first time I have sealed the deal which is great.”
“There has been a lot of hard work that has gone into this last year especially, and all the years before that, and I am just spoked to see it paying off.”
The performance marks the tenth World Cup podium of her career (1 gold, 7 silver, 2 bronze).
In the men’s event, Brodie Summers and Matt Graham had a strong start to the season finishing in the top-10. In finals, Summers came just short of advancing to the medal round in seventh place, with Graham in tenth.
Just missing finals for Australia were Britt Cox in 18th place, James Matheson 22nd, Cooper Woods 23rd, Taylah O’Neill 25th and Sophie Ash 27th.
The mogul skiing athletes will now head to Sweden for a double event at the Idre Fjäll ski resort next weekend.
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