Anthony’s World Cup season to go down in history

March 29, 2024 BY

Jakara Anthony following her 14th World Cup win. Photo: OWIA/CHRIS HOCKING

BARWON Heads skiing sensation Jakara Anthony will look back on the 2023-24 FIS World Cup with fond memories after completing the best moguls season of all time.

Anthony put the final touches on her historic season with one last win in Valmalenco, Italy a fortnight ago, rebreaking her own season record with a 14th World Cup moguls win.

A dual moguls win over rival Jaelin Kauf – a common theme over the campaign – secured Anthony’s 14th win from a possible 16 moguls events.

The win takes her season wins to seven apiece in both the dual and singles formats.

“It’s seriously crazy,” Anthony said following her final event of the season.

“I’m going to have some big luggage issues getting back to Australia tomorrow.

“The season’s been absolutely wild. It’s hard to put it into words, I’m super-proud of what I’ve been able to achieve with my team around me.”

Anthony now has her eyes set on more glory, which comes a bad sign to her competitors, who were all more than 416 points off this year’s overall champion.

“World championships gold is about the only thing I don’t have now, and then we’ve got Milano-Cortina coming up, the first dual moguls in the Olympics,” Anthony said.

“We’re going to keep ticking along just like we (have been), try to change things every year and get better.”

This year’s wins for Jakara Anthony’s record-breaking season:
Ruka, Finland – Moguls 1st (84.18)
Idre Fjall, Sweden – Moguls 1st (79.74), Dual Moguls 3rd (lost to Jaelin Kauf in semi-final)
Alpe d’Huez, France – Moguls 1st (79.98), Dual Moguls 1st (beat Olivia Giaccio in final)
Bakuriani, Georgia – Moguls 1st (79.08), Dual Moguls 1st (beat Maria Schwinghammer in final)
Val St. Come, Canada – Moguls 1st (82.01), Dual Moguls 1st (beat Kauf in final)
Waterville, USA – Moguls 1st (81.22), Dual Moguls 1st (beat Kauf in final)
Deer Valley, USA – Moguls 13th (44.73), Dual Moguls 1st (beat Kauf in final)
Almaty, Kazakhstan – Moguls 1st (82.74), Dual Moguls 1st (beat Kauf in final)
Valmalenco, Chiesa, Italy – Dual Moguls 1st (beat Kauf in final).

The Moguls World Championships will take place in Engadine, Switzerland at St Moritz in March of next year.