After qualifying for finals in sixth place earlier in the day, the 2022 Olympic bronze medallist stepped it up in finals, scoring 78.88 points on her first run, and put down an even better second run with 82.85 points, with the improvement coming in her jumps, missing out on the second World Championship podium of her career by just 0.20 points.
Taking the win was Mia Brookes from Great Britain who scored a 91.38, with New Zealander Zoe Sadowski Synnott in second place on 88.78, with Miyabi Onitsuka of Japan in third with 83.05.
“I am so stoked with how today went” said the 22-year-old from Melbourne.
“I was so nervous for qualifications, but when you’re in the final you can just play around and it’s your time to shine I guess."
“My last run I was really stoked with, as I was already in fourth, and I had four points to make up to be on the podium. Talking to my coach Stan, we were like, should we just do a clean-up run, and I was like, you know what, I am here to put it all on the table, so I did, and I landed it and it felt really good so was hyped with how I rode.
“It was a really long day, we were out getting ready for practise whilst it was still dark, so been on the mountain for a few hours. This is the best weather we have had since we have been here, the snow is slushy, and that’s what you get when you have good weather, the performances were sick.”
Making their World Championship debuts were NSWIS riders Melia Stalker who made finals finishing in 11th place and Jessie Parkinson in 23rd.
The slopestyle athletes will be back in action in Bakuriani competing in the big air event qualifications on Saturday, with finals on Sunday.