Jakara Anthony wins the 2024 Crystal-Globe Almaty Moguls and breaks the record for the most world cup wins.

Jakara Anthony’s unbelievable form has continued with her 12th World Cup victory of the 2023-2024 season overnight in Almaty, Kazakhstan, breaking the record for the most wins in a single season by a mogul skier. Also joining Anthony on the podium was teammate Matt Graham in the men’s event with a bronze medal performance.

The previous record of 11 wins was set by legendary American mogul skier Hannah Kearney back in the 2011-2012 World Cup season, and Anthony can further extend the total with two dual mogul events remaining this season.

The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) athlete also received the Crystal Globe as the World Cup champion in the single moguls discipline for the second straight year, after winning a remarkable seven of eight events in that discipline this season, and now has 20 career World Cup victories.

In a commanding performance, Anthony won every stage of the competition to advance to the super-final medal round, scoring 82.74 points to comfortably take the victory 6.57 points ahead of American Alli Macuga of the USA in second place on 76.17, with her teammate Hannah Soar in third with 73.84.

”Today was pretty phenomenal, I can finally talk about that record 12 wins in one season, the most ever by a mogul skier, and to finally get the Crystal Globe in my hand for the first time in person is a pretty special feeling”, said the 25-year-old from Barwon Heads in Victoria.

Jakara Anthony

“Crystal Globes are so hard to come by as you have to ski so consistently all season, to get another one I never dreamt of this.”

“We have a dual moguls event here tomorrow, and then one next week in Valmalenco, Italy, so have a bit more skiing to do. Duals is a different game but it’s going to be in the next Olympics in Milan in 2026, so I am looking forward to getting some more volume competing in that discipline and learning some new skills I can take there.”

In the men’s event, Matt Graham had his second medal performance of the season and 25th podium of his career after finishing in third place.

Graham scored 80.81 points in the super final to finish behind event winner Mikael Kingsbury of Canada on 84.49, with Ikuma Horishima of Japan in second place with 83.48 points.

“This course here suits me a lot, and I was able to put my high degree of difficulty down with a back double full and cork 1080 run together, which I haven’t done too often, and moving forward into the next Olympic campaign that’s the goal for me and compete with the likes of Ikuma and Mikael“, said the 29-year-old from the NSW Central Coast.

The mogul skiers will be back in action tomorrow in Almaty, competing in a dual mogul event.

Article and image courtesy of the OWIA

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