Jakara Anthony wins the Dual moguls at Almaty to take her tally to 13th season victories in 2024.

Jakara Anthony’s unstoppable form has continued, with her 13th victory of the season in the dual moguls event overnight in Almaty, Kazakhstan, extending the total for the most ever wins in a season by a mogul skier, and claiming all three World Cup Crystal globes with one event remaining next week. Anthony recorded back-to-back wins in Kazakhstan after yesterday’s record-breaking single moguls competition.

The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder cruised through the early rounds of the event to reach the big final against world number two Jaelin Kauf of the USA. In a close final with both skiers neck-and-neck throughout the run, Anthony prevailed with a score of 18 to 17, giving the 2022 Olympic champion the 21st victory of her impressive career and only three wins behind aerial skiing legend Jacqui Cooper who leads all Australian winter sport athletes with 24 career victories.

“That’s a few back-to-back wins for the season now, we are getting to the end of the season now, that was our 15th event, so to be able to keep bring that week after week I am really proud of that”, said the 25-year-old from Barwon Heads in Victoria.

Jakara Anthony

“Being the top seed in duals means you switch lines every dual round, and I have been lucky to be the top seed most of the season, so I am quite confident at it now, but it was a bit rattling at the start of the season, so it’s really good training for me.”

“We have one more start next week in Valmalenco, and then it’s season done.”

In the men’s event, Matt Graham reached the quarter-final stage, finishing in ninth place after losing a narrow dual to eventual bronze medallist American Landon Wendler with a score of 17-18. Canadian Mikael Kingsbury claimed the victory, with Pavel Kolmakov of Kazakhstan in second place.

The mogul skiing tour will now head to Italy for the final World Cup of the season in Valmalenco, Italy, competing in a dual mogul event.

In Valmalenco the Crystal Globes for dual moguls and overall moguls will be presented, where Anthony has an unbeatable lead in the rankings.

Article and image courtesy of OWIA

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