Jakara Anthony’s Olympic Winter Gold Medal Celebrated

Posted on April 12, 2022 by

The Australian winter sports community gathered in Melbourne last week to celebrate a special moment in Australian Sport, Jakara Anthony’s golden performance at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.

The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder became Australia’s sixth Olympic Winter Champion after her barnstorming performance in Beijing, and the winter sport community joined Jakara’s friends and family to celebrate the incredible achievement at a function at the Rialto in Melbourne. NSWIS CEO Professor Kevin Thompson was among the guests to attend and celebrate the achievement. NSWIS coaches and coaches to the Olympic gold medallist, Peter McNiel and Kate Blamey as well as fellow Beijing Olympian and NSWIS teammate Britt Cox were also among the exclusive guests.

Some of Jakara’s amazing performances over the season included:

  • Gold at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games
  • 12 medals from 13 event starts – the most medals ever won by an Australian in a single season
  • World Cup Overall Mogul Champion
  • World Cup Dual Mogul Champion

On the night Jakara paid tribute to everyone involved in her journey, from her formative years to the champion winter athlete she is today, with speeches from Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) Chairman Geoff Henke and CEO Geoff Lipshut, with Snow Australia CEO Michael Kennedy interviewing Jakara and Peter.

 

Article courtesy OWIA. Image credit Chris Hocking, OWIA

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