Renee McElduff has joined an elite group of Aussie sportswomen as she flipped and twisted her way to gold in the aerials World Cup in Lake Placid, New York.
Joining Kristie Marshall, Jacqui Cooper, Alisa Camplin, Lydia Lassila and Laura Peel as the only Australian women to have achieved a World Cup win, the former gymnast raised her world ranking from number 14 to number five.
McElduff elected to perform the same jump (full full) that got her into the final and improved by almost two points which was enough to secure the gold. She ended up with 84.42 compared to 84.10 yesterday.
Taking out silver was Veronika Korsunova from Russia and the bronze went to Hanna Huskova from Bulgaria. This is the first win for McElduff in 20 starts and gained her 100 World Cup points to put her on 191. She will now prepare for the second last event of the season in Moscow, Russia on February 21.