Adam Lambert20-year-old Adam Lambert was Australia’s youngest snowboard cross athlete at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, where he finished 29th in his Games debut. Lambert narrowly missed out on progressing through to the quarter finals after being caught up in a crash in the eighth finals, finishing just outside the top three in fourth place.
The Jindabyne born and bred skier came onto the international Snowboard Cross scene as a 15-year-old four years ago in the Nor-Am Cup at Copper Mountain in USA, placing 20th and after a mere handful of international events, went on to place 15th in the Junior World Championships in 2015.As a rider with no World Cup history, Lambert made his first appearance at the top level with a 52nd place in Feldberg, Germany accumulating 14.90 FIS points on February 11, 2017. The next day Lambert came in at 7th place at the second Feldberg World Cup, collecting an impressive 360 points.
Following another Junior World Championship in the Czech Republic (19th place) and two more Europa Cups in Italy in late February, Lambert qualified 23rd for his second World Cup in La Molina, Spain. He again took the initiative on the inside and made the second final, coming one place better than his Feldberg debut with an overall sixth.
Next up for the newcomer competed at his first World Championship in Sierra Nevada, Spain. Qualifying in 14th place, Lambert brought all his skills to the fore to make another second final and finish sixth overall.
20-year-old Adam Lambert finished his impressive debut World Cup season at Veysonnaz with a 27th and an overall World Cup Snowboard Cross ranking of 22nd. He then proved he means business heading into his first Olympic Games, finishing with a silver and first World Cup medal in Val Thorens in December.