Cox join records books with fifth ABOM Mogul Challenge title
03/09/2016 - Australia's leading female mogul skier Brit Cox has joined illustrious company in taking out her fifth ABOM Mogul Challenge title.
In winning her fifth title, Cox joins legendary Australian skiers Nick Cleaver and Matt Graham as the most successful skiers in the events history. Pip Sparrow and Nicole Parks finished narrowly behind Cox in second and third places respectively.
In the men's event, Brodie Summers was victorious recording the second ABOM title of his career. Also on the podium where NSW Institute of Sport Scholarship holders James Matheson and Rohan Chapman-Davies.
The action took place on the Chamois ski run in the Mt Buller Village, with a large field having to battle fog delays for most of the day. Fortunately the weather cleared in the afternoon for the event to take place for the 28th time, the longest running FIS Mogul event in the world. With the reduced time window, the the Olympic single mogul format was used.
Youth (13 and under) skiers competed on the Sunday, and with more favorable conditions were able to take part in some dual mogul action.
Competitors from Australia, Canada, China, Great Britain, Japan, Korea and the USA all took part in the event.
1) Britt Cox (Olympic Winter Institute of Australia)
2) Pip Sparrow (AUSMSA)
3) Nicole Parks (Olympic Winter Institute of Australia)
1) Brodie Summers (Olympic Winter Institute of Australia)
2) James Matheson (NSW Institute of Sport)
3) Rohan Chapman-Davies (NSW Institute of Sport)
Youth Men's Results
Youth Women's Results
World’s best battle it out at Mt Buller
Britt Cox and Benjamin Cavet have emerged victorious in one of the strongest fields ever assembled for the ABOM Mogul Challenge at Mt Buller.
In its 27th year, the event attracted a record number of competitors, and featured some of the best skiers in the world highlighted by current world number one Mikael Kingsbury of Canada and World Cup teams from France, Canada and the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA).
Britt Cox’s victory in the women’s event over World Junior Champion Perrine Laffont of France, gave Cox a record fourth ABOM title, the most won by a female athlete. Rounding out the women’s podium was Mt Buller athlete Jakara Anthony who currently trains with the New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS).
The men’s final featured one of the greatest duals ever seen at Mt Buller, with French Skier Benjamin Cavet taking victory over Canadian Mikael Kingsbury by one point, the smallest margin possible. Mt Buller’s Brodie Summers won bronze after out dualing Canadian world number three Phillipe Marquis.
The day was a great success, with the event run in front of a large crowd on the Chamois course in the Mt Buller village under glorious blue skies. The dual mogul action featured spectacular side by side jumps and turns with most duals going down to the wire.
Official Results 2015
A brief history..
Featuring Matt Graham