On Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018, 19-year-old Jakara Anthony had an exceptional performance to claim a personal best result, finishing fourth overall. After having to come through qualification 2 to make the top 20, Anthony produced one of her best runs of the competition with a score of 76.81 in the first final to move through to final 2 in fourth place. She then finished the second final again in fourth with a score of 76.85 before putting down 75.38 in the Super final to hold onto her position.
Anthony started skiing as a four-year-old at Mt Buller and at only 16 years of age, she made her moguls World Cup debut at Deer Valley in January 2015, placing 33rd in the individual event. Two years’ later, Anthony had her breakthrough season on the circuit. After placing 13th at the Deer Valley World Cup in February 2017, the Queensland-born skier went on to crack the top-10 at the Tazawako World Cup two weeks later with a 9th place finish.
Anthony represented Australia at the Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games, where she finished sixth in the ladies’ moguls event and was announced as the Australian Team Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer. She made her World Championships debut at Sierra Nevada in March 2017, pacing 12th in the women’s event with a solid 75.45 in the round of 18. She made her first 6-skier Super Final at the 2018 Deer Valley World Cup, finishing fifth overall.
The skier from the small coastal town of Barwon Heads in Victoria loves to go surfing in her down time. She graduated High School in 2016 before undertaking a gap year in 2017, deferring her Biomedical Science degree at Deakin University to focus on her Olympic dream.