Australian mogul skier Jakara Anthony has continued her unstoppable start to the 2023-2024 FIS World Cup season, recording the thirteenth win of her career overnight in Bakuriani, Georgia.
Anthony’s start to the season is by far the best by any Australian wintersports athlete, with an incredible six podiums from six starts, which includes five victories and a bronze medal, and the 2022 Olympic Champion can further add to the tally tomorrow in the final event of the calendar year in the dual moguls at Bakuriani.
For the fourth straight time this season, the 25-year-old from Barwon Heads in Victoria was very impressive, leading from start to finish and moving through all three rounds of the competition in first place, giving her redemption from last season’s World Championships in Bakuriani where she missed the podium.
Anthony scored 79.08 points In the super-final medal round to finish 1.98 points ahead of Rino Yanagimoto of Japan in second place on 77.10, with American Hannah Soar in third with a score of 71.18.
“Amazing way to kick off the weekend, it was pretty tough out there, some of the girls were throwing down some big scores and some solid runs, so really had to be on my game, and pretty stocked to ski some runs I was happy with,“ said Anthony.
“Hoping to take the win (in the dual moguls tomorrow) but have a few steps to do on the way to get there and a few rounds to make it through.”
“it’s going to be interesting on this course, there seems to be a little bit of a difference between the red and the blue course, so we will see how that pan’s out tomorrow.”
In the men’s event, 2022 Olympian Cooper Woods finished in tenth with a score of 71.18, his third top-ten of the season.