Anna Gasser celebrated the successful start to her personal season with World Cup victory at the Big Air final in Beijing. The 32-year-old Carinthian, who claimed her second Olympic gold medal at Shougang Park, won on Saturday with 174.00 points ahead of Australia’s Tess Coady (171.00) and Japan’s Miyabi Onitsuka (170.50). Gasser reached the podium for the 17th time in his 17th World Cup start with Big Air; It was the double Olympic champion’s ninth victory in the World Cup.
“I love the ramp, I showed the same jumps as when I won the Olympics. I am very happy, the level of the other girls was very high again,” the big air world champion said happily. “I hope I can recover even more elegantly next time. On my first jump, I completely missed the takeoff and landed hard. I hope my performance will be even better next time.”
The Cab Double Cork showed 1260 for 88.25 points and finally the Gasser Back Double showed 1080 (85.75 points). It was his third World Cup victory in the Chinese capital, after 2017 at Arbeiter-Stadion and 2018 at Vogelnest. He missed the start of the season in Chur, Switzerland, in October due to a bruised heel.