Making her Olympic debut in Sochi in 2014 was 21-year-old Belle Brockhoff. The Victorian Snowboard Cross specialist looked certain to advance to the medal round before making contact with Canada's Dominique Maltais and crashing out of her semi-final. Brockhoff was comfortably in the top three places after making a strong start, but described the incident with Maltais as "just part of racing." Brockhoff finished second in the consolation final, giving her eighth place overall, and was inspired to mount another tilt at an Olympic medal in 2018.
Brockhoff’s uncle, Peter Brockhoff competed in Alpine Skiing at the 1960 and 1964 Winter Olympics, her grandfather Harold Brockhoff was one of the original pioneers of Mt Buller and her great aunt, Joyce Brockhoff has a run named in her honour at Mt Hotham in recognition of her work promoting the place of women in snow sports.