Australian aerials skier Danielle Scott and snowboard cross rider Josie Baff have struck World Cup gold at the start of the European winter sport season.
Snow stars Scott and Baff shine in Europe
Veteran Danielle Scott and teenager Josie Baff have continued Australian winter sport athletes’ spectacular start to the European season by striking World Cup gold.
Sydneysider Scott, the experienced 32-year-old three-time Olympic freestyle skier, won the season-opening aerials event in Ruka, Finland, for the fourth World Cup final triumph of her career on Sunday.
Meanwhile, in the French resort of Les Deux Alpes, Baff, the 19-year-old Jindabyne prospect raced to her first global victory in the snowboard cross, outpacing her opponents in the four-racer final for the breakthrough triumph.
Their victories followed Olympic champion Jakara Anthony’s season-opening moguls victory on Saturday at the same Finnish venue where former world silver medallist Scott was to earn a convincing victory 24 hours later.