The three time Winter Olympian from Mt Beauty, Victoria, qualified fourth for the final where she came third with 77.78 out of a field of 12, securing a spot in the second final of six competitors. Cox then won her third place podium with a final score of 78.29, her sixteenth World Cup medal (9 gold, 1 silver, 6 bronze) to date.
“It feels so amazing, mogul skiing is my absolute passion” said Cox, Australia’s most successful women’s mogul skier, after her bronze win.
“It’s been a pretty tough 18 months to get back to skiing how I wanted to ski, there’s no other secret I think than hard work and showing up at training with the intention to give your best and just remembering why you do it, I do it because I love skiing. Every morning I wake up I’m grateful I get to do this as my job.”
Perrine Laffont (France) took gold and Anri Kawamura (Japan) took silver at the event while Australian Jakara Anthony also qualified for the final and finished in fifth place.
Olympian Claudia Gueli narrowly missed the 16-woman final in 17th place, and Sophie Ash finished 34th.
Australia’s PyeongChang silver medallist, Matt Graham, qualified third for the men’s mogul finals in Ruka and finished the event with a top 10 finish with ninth place. Other Australian results in the men's event were Cooper Woods-Topalovic with a personal best single moguls performance in 24th place, Brodie Summers 31st and James Matheson 43rd.
The Australian team will now travel to China for training before the Thaiwoo World Cup on December 14.