Anthony finishes second in Deer Valley

February 13, 2020 BY

Jakara Anthony (left) with event winner Perrine Laffont (centre) and third-placed Justine Dufour-Lapointe. Photo: STEVE EARL

BARWON Heads freestyle mogul skier Jakara Anthony claimed silver at the FIS Freestyle Ski Moguls World Cup Deer Valley Freestyle International on Thursday last week.

Anthony was painstakingly close to taking the win in Utah. She finished with a score of 78.49, just behind France’s Perrine Laffont, who scored 79.33.

Anthony was the top ranked skier after the small final and managed to set the best air scores of the night in the final. But Laffont’s sheer speed earned her the slightly higher score and kept Anthony off the top step of the podium.

Laffont has now recorded six straight victories at the Moguls World Cup. She continues to hold a perfect record, with 600 points.

While some way behind, Anthony is second, with 304 points.

Anthony had a brilliant 2019, winning gold twice at the Moguls World Cup and making the podium on five separate occasions. She also claimed silver at the 2019 World Championships.

Anthony is among the finalists for the Kitty McEwan Award for female athlete of the year at the 2019 Victorian Sport Awards. The winner of the award will be named on February 26.