Australia's Danielle Scott has won the Crystal Globe for aerials at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup in Almaty after finishing the runner-up twice ©FIS

It was a memorable day for Australia at the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski World Cup final in Almaty as Laura Peel took victory in the women’s aerials event and team-mate Danielle Scott won the Crystal Globe for finishing top overall.

Scott finished second behind Peel at the Shymbulak Ski Resort in Kazakhstan’s largest city to ensure she lifted the title for the first time in her career after finishing third in 2015 and then runner-up in 2016 and 2017.

Peel demonstrated her skills with a routine that included a triple flips repertoire to enjoy her second victory of the season.

Scott ensured she remained ahead of her main rival, Canada’s Marion Thénault, who finished in third place.

At the age of 33, Scott was a worthy winner of the overall title, scoring 462 points having won three events this year at Ruka, Deer Valley and Engadin and picked up a World Championship silver medal.

"There's a lot of weight to this one," Scott, who made her World Cup debut in 2012, said after being presented with the trophy.

"For me, honestly, finally.

“I'm so proud of the team around me … we worked well together this season and I'm so grateful."

Australia's Laura Peel claimed victory in the final aerials race of the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup season in Kazakhstan ©FIS
Australia's Laura Peel claimed victory in the final aerials race of the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup season in Kazakhstan ©FIS

Scott finished exactly 100 points ahead of Peel, whose victory today meant she jumped above Thénault in the final rankings.

Scott is just the latest Australian woman to be crowned world number one, joining Kirstie Marshall, Jacqui Cooper, Alisa Camplin, Lydia Lassila and Peel on the roll of honour.

"Australia one-two is massive and big congrats to Dani on the globe," said Peel.

The jubilation is very different from the scenes a year ago in Beijing, when both Peel and Scott missed out on medals at the Winter Olympics despite coming in as favourites.

In the men’s event, Switzerland’s Pirmin Werner took victory but it was team-mate Noe Roth who lifted the Crystal Globe.

Werner, the 2019-2020 Rookie of the Year, was a class apart in the final to wrap up the victory.

Kazakhstan seems to bring out the best in Werner.

Back in 2020 he scored his first World Cup top-three in Qi Qaragai and a year later he got his first victory in Almaty.

World champion Roth finished second, ahead of Canada’s Emile Nadeau claiming his first top-three, to guarantee him the overall title which meant heartbreak for Ukraine’s Dmytro Kotovskyi.

He had entered this final competition leading but failing to qualify for the final dented his hopes and left the door open for Roth, whose mother Colette Brand won an Olympic bronze medal in aerials at Nagano 1998.

With this runner-up spot, three more second places and one win throughout the season, Roth clinched the second World Cup title of his career, finishing the season with a total of 429 points.

Kotovskyi had to settle for second place overall with 371 points, while Werner’s triumph again lifted him into third place with 302 points.