Ladies Moguls Final

18 0211 Aerials - Ladies Qualifications and Finals
18 0211 Aerials - Ladies Qualifications and Finals - Phoenix Snow Park. Winter Olympic Games 2018 at PyeongChang, South Korea. Photo by Steve Cuff

SNOWFLAKES fell heavily for the first time in PyeongChang for the final of the women’s moguls, just as tears fell down the cheeks of Britt Cox who let a prime medal opportunity slip by.

On a cold night at Phoenix Snow Park, current World Champion Cox could not produce a high scoring run in the super final and may well look back in her career and say what might have been.

There were high hopes Cox could have made the podium, and after qualifying for the super final with team mate Jakara Anthony she just needed one flawless run. The judges scored Cox’s air scores the lowest of the top five, well below all other competitors.

On brighter note for the Australian squad, Anthony was not really expected to make the super final, so while there was disappointment for Cox, Anthony looked elated to make the final and eventually finished 4th with Cox in 5th place.

On any other year having two women make the final six would have been a stellar result, but Cox herself will know this result may hurt for a while yet.

Madii Himbury skied very well in her debut Olympics and can be proud to have made the final 12 skiers. Claudia Gueli had a crash midway down the course and did progress.

In the washup of the event, French skier Perrine Laffont placed first from Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Yula Galysheva from Kazakhstan third.