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.
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