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Peel perfect in aerial skiing World Cup

Australia’s Laura Peel has continued her perfect start to the aerial skiing World Cup series with victory under lights in Yaroslavl, Russia.

The 31-year-old from Canberra was the only female to perform a triple somersault in the medal round, scoring 96.59 points with her full-tuck-full jump on Saturday night.

“I competed in my first ever World Cup 10 years ago today and celebrated the occasion with a win in Yaroslavl today”, said Peel after claiming the sixth World Cup victory of her career.

“It has been one hell of a ride, and we get to do it all again tomorrow.”

Behind Peel on the podium was American Ashley Caldwell (96.23) in second and Liubov Nikitina of Russia (93.41) in third.

Peel, the 2019-20 World Cup champion, retained the series leader’s yellow bib, boasting a perfect 200 points after two competitions, having won in Finland earlier in the month.

Emma Weiss of Germany is second with 109 points and Caldwell third (100 points).

Peel will be back in action on Sunday competing in the second World Cup event in Yaroslavl.

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