Fabulous fifth for Cox
9 February 2014
FREESTYLE – MOGULS: Australian teenager Britteny Cox finished fifth in the Moguls final at Extreme Park on Saturday night.
In doing so, she became the most successful Australian female Moguls skier of all time.
“Incredible. That’s the skiing that I needed to do tonight. That final round of 12 was some of the best skiing I’ve ever done. I had a lot of fun on that Moguls course,” Cox said.
“It definitely feels like a win. These are happy tears right now.”
The 19-year-old admits she struggled a bit in the qualifications, but fought hard to get into the super-final.
In her final run, Cox pulled off a clean 360 on the first jump, picked up some speed in her turns through the middle, but then wobbled the landing of her backflip.
“A little bit overcooked on the bottom air which probably cost me a few points there, but I’m happy because I pushed the limits and personally that’s a big step and big hurdle for me,” she said.
The two-time Olympian is already looking forward to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
“In Moguls skiing, anything can happen especially when you’re down to that final six and the girls are just really pushing it. I could have been in there, on the podium, but I’m happy with my skiing tonight and really excited for what I can do in the future.”
Canadian sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe went 1-2, with defending Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (USA) claiming Bronze.
Cox’s teammates Nicole Parks and Taylah O’Neill both had fantastic Olympic debuts to progress from qualifying to Final 1 where they finished 15th and 16th. To reach the top 20 finals was a goal of the pair and they delivered.