Peel finds silver at Moscow Aerials World Cup
18 February 2019
WINTER SPORTS: Dual-Olympic aerial skier Laura Peel claimed silver at the Moscow Aerials World Cup over the weekend, with the 2015 World Champion now sitting third in the world rankings.
The Canberra local qualified first for the event, before taking out the first final.
In the second final, Peel performed a double full-full, giving her a score of 97.64 and earning her the silver medal behind Belarus' Aliaksandra Ramanouskya at 105.93.
It's been a steady rise for the highest ranked Australian female PyeongChang 2018 Olympian, who recently found fourth place at the FIS World Championships in Deer Valley.
After winning her first medal of the season, Peel told FIS TV she was thrilled with a memorable podium finish.
"I was really happy with my jumps today, I put down the best I could and came away with second place so I'm super happy to be on the podium," she said.
"Through each round I put down a really solid jump. I stuck to my plan and completed both my triple twisting doubles. It couldn't have gone better.
"It felt super-sweet after just missing that podium Deer Valley last weekend," she finished.
After her win, the 29-year-old posted on social media, "Happy. Proud. Grateful. 2nd place for me at this weekend’s World Cup! Thanks for the memories Moscow."
Aussie Ski-cross athlete Sami Kennedy-Sim also bagged some great results, coming 5th and 10th in Sweden at the Feldberg World Cup, while Kent Callister came 10th in the Calgary World Cup Snowboard Halfpipe finals.
You can catch the Aussie winter team up next at the events below (AEDT);
Aerial Skiing - 23 Feb - Minsk World Cup
- Laura Peel
- Abbey Wilcox
Alpine Skiing - 23-24 Feb - Crans-Montana World Cup
- Greta Small
Mogul Skiing - 23-24 Feb - Tazawako World Cup
- Jakara Anthony
- Matt Graham
Ski Cross - 22-24 Feb - Sunny Valley World Cup
- Sami Kennedy-Sim