Mia Brookes added her second podium of the season overnight with a spectacular silver at the Edmonton Big Air World Cup
Mia Brookes’ superb start to the 2023/24 season continued last night with her second World Cup podium of the season at one of the highest-calibre Big Air World Cup competitions of recent years in Edmonton.
Coming into Finals having qualified in third place, Mia put down scores of 84.00 and 83.00 in her first two jumps, putting herself in a commanding position amid a field stacked with the world’s best Big Air riders. By the time of her third jump, Mia’s place on the podium was guaranteed, and while she couldn’t land her third attemps an overall score of 167.00 was enough to secure silver behind New Zealand’s Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and ahead of Anna Gasser.
The result continues Brookes’ remarkable World Cup record, which now stands at three podiums and six consecutive top-five finishes from seven World Cups in total.
Speaking afterwards, Mia said:
“I’m really happy with how I rode today! I wasn’t able to put down my third run but that was ok because when I dropped in I knew I was on the podium. Now I’m looking forward to the next one next week in Copper to finish the Big Air season.”
Freestyle Snowboard Coach, Ben Kinnear, said:
“We’re very happy for Mia tonight as she’s now put her newly learned, backside 1080, into competition last week in Beijing and now again here in Edmonton tonight. Mia’s ability to transition tricks from a training base into competition is evidence of her hard work and now consistency at World Cup level. This is her best World Cup Big Air result to date and it’s very well deserved.”