NSWIS freeskier Daisy Thomas has competed in her first World Cup event in Copper Mountain, USA, with an impressive performance where she made it through to the big air finals and finished in seventh place.
The 16-year-old made it through to the eight-woman-final in seventh place, with her back double 1080 with grab in jump two in qualifying scoring 81.75 points.
In the best two of three jump final, Thomas was the youngest in the field. Her first jump again featured her back double 1080 with grab scored slightly higher with 82.75 points.
On jump two Thomas went with a switch left bio 900 with grab scoring 67.75 points.
Her third jump didn’t count, giving her a total score of 150.50 points from the first two jumps combined.
Taking the win was French skier Tess Ledeux on 189 points, with Swiss Mathilde Gremaud in second on 185.50, and Kirsty Muir of Great Britain rounding out the podium in third on 173.75.
In the men’s event Kai Martin placed 24th in his heat, giving him a final ranking of 48th place.