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Camplin wins second World Cup title

29/02/2004 06:28:31 AM Comments (0)

Alisa Camplin won her second consecutive aerial skiing World Cup title after claiming a silver medal in the Czech Republic event.

Chinese skier Nina Li won the gold from Camplin and fellow Australian Lydia Ierodiaconou.

But Camplin's six victories and three podium places for the season clinched the title with one event - at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games site in Sestriere - still to come.

Ierodiaconou's bronze medal in Spindleruv secured second place on the standings, the second straight year that Australians have claimed the aerial skiing quinella.

Australians have now won five of the past six women's World Cup aerial skiing titles, Jacqui Cooper triumphing in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and Camplin collecting the 2003 and 2004 crowns.

"I would've had to have a real disaster not to win the title, but it's still a relief to wrap it up," Camplin said.

"I really wanted to produce a respectable performance here, not win the title but miss out on being on the podium.

"I was a bit disappointed at being second today, and being so close to equalling the record of seven wins in a season, but I can't let that worry me.

"It's been a long season, and the last few events have been spread out, so it's been hard to get through them.

"And Lydia has been chasing me all the way, keeping me on my toes.

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