Britt Cox of Australia won a World Cup moguls event in Finland.
Britt Cox of Australia won a World Cup moguls event in Finland. Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom

Skier's World Cup win a first for Australia

WINTER SPORTS: Australian moguls skier Britt Cox has registered a breakthrough World Cup win.

Competing at the season-opening meet in Ruka, Finland, it was the first time an Aussie woman had won a World Cup event in the discipline.

Cox had only qualified in 11th but her final-run score of 73.81 edged Perrine Laffont (France) on 73.13 and Keaton McCargo (USA) on 71.78.

"I made a big mistake in my first qualification run so I knew I needed to execute a nice clean and tidy run in the second qualifications to get back in the game,” said the 22-year-old, who has already competed at two Winter Olympics.

On a great day for Australia, Matt Graham was second in the men's section. He had to settle for second behind Canadian great Mikael Kingsbury, who secured a 30th World Cup win.

The World Cup series moves to North America in the new year.

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will be held in February 2018.


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