Jacki Stump from Switzerland had too much class for a strong international field in the Men's Mogul (Downhill) race at the Amco Freestyle Skiing Championships at Thredbo on Monday, (29 August).
GV: Lucas Nicholls going downhill
GV: Gary Holt downhill
GV: Jacki Stump from Switzerland wins downhill
GV: Steve Dunn back somersaults off bluff
GV TWO COMPETITORS: (KNEE SWAY AND HULA WIGGLE in air) and SOMERSAULT
GV: Randy Weiman does 'DOUBLE HELICOPTER'
GV: Don Algie, Blaise Griffin and others jump (FOUR SHOTS)
GV: Jumpers perform three handed back layout
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Background: Jacki Stump from Switzerland had too much class for a strong international field in the Men's Mogul (Downhill) race at the Amco Freestyle Skiing Championships at Thredbo on Monday, (29 August). He won from two local skiers, Gary Holt and Lucas Nicholls, who finished second and third. Spectacular highlight of the meeting were the aerials, or hotdogging, as midair some???aults and gymnastics on skis are called in some places.
SYNOPSIS: Lucas Nicholls heading downhill in the Mogul, in which points are scored for speed and style.
Gary Holt in action. His knowledge of these slopes as a local boy was a big asset. Completing a leap, he stumbled, almost lost balance but righted himself to finish second.
Here's the winner, Jacki Stump. Having, like most Swiss people Skied since he was a toddler, Stump had a strong advantage over some of the Australian competitors, who came to the sport much older.
Then came the eye catching stuff, the aerials. Steve Dunn of Thredbo got it off to a fine start a flawless back layout.
Though purists at Davos and St. Moritz would sniff, the energetic and dangerous hotdogging on skis has become very popular since it was imported from the United States some years ago.
The winner Randy weiman does a 'Double Helicopter'.
In the aerial section, skiers had to perform two jumps of their own choice and were judged mainly on style, as contestants are in the event from which this one sprang -- ski jumping.
And finally, some splendid precision jumping in this three-handed back layout.