Aussie skier Peel wins first crystal globe

Two-time Olympian Laura Peel has become the first Australian to win skiing's crystal globe since Lydia Lassila in 2009.

Peel has been crowned as the overall champion of the aerial skiing season after claiming her second World Cup aerial skiing gold medal of the season at the FIS aerials event in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Laura Peel has won the crystal globe, the first Australian to do so since 2009.Credit:Getty Images

The Canberra native scored 96.99 to win gold ahead of China's Xu Sicun and America's Ashley Caldwell in the season's final event.

Peel finishes the season on top of the standings on 469 points, having also won a World Cup gold at Minsk last month.

The 2015 world champion, who is now ranked No.1 in the world, has claimed two gold medals, a silver and a bronze this season.

"I think it's hard to put into words at the moment," Peel said.

"I couldn't be happier, honestly. It's my first globe. It's been almost 10 years working towards this, so I'm so happy.

"We did have some tricky conditions, a little bit of wind, but we managed it well. I've got a great team around me, so I'm super stoked with today."

Switzerland's Noe Roth also claimed his first crystal globe in the men's field.


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