Competing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Moguls, Britteny Cox was the youngest athlete at the 2010 Games. At 15 years of age, Cox was also Australia’s youngest Winter Olympian since 14-year-old Aileen Nash competed in Figure Skating at the 1960 Games in Squaw Valley.
Born and raised in Falls Creek, Victoria, Cox won her first Moguls competition at the Victorian Interschools as an eight-year-old. Cox achieved her breakthrough result in her first ever World Cup event, where she placed 29th in Deer Valley in January 2010. Cox’s last-minute qualification for Vancouver 2010 came as a shock as her sights were set on Sochi 2014, but her 23rd placing in the competitive Olympic field gave her invaluable experience for the future.
Four years later and 19-year-old Cox proved her mettle on the Sochi slopes. Now a leader in the Australian women’s Moguls contingent, Cox fought hard to get into the six-woman super-final. In her final run, Cox pulled off a clean 360 on the first jump, picked up some speed in her turns through the middle, but then wobbled the landing of her backflip. Cox earned 19.43 for her efforts and faced a nervous wait for the other skiers, eventually ending in an impressive fifth place. A matured Cox left Sochi with PyeongChang 2018 firmly in her sights.
The 2016/2017 Moguls World Cup season has been Cox's most successful season to date. The now 22-year-old won gold in seven of the 11 World Cup events of the season, and podiumed at two other events. She was awarded the women’s FIS Freestyle Skiing Crystal Globe, which is awarded to the freestyle skier who has accumulated the most points in any of the freestyle skiing disciplines (Moguls, Aerials, Ski Cross, Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air). Two weeks after she was awarded the Crystal Globe, Cox became Australia’s first ever Moguls World Champion when she took out the title in Seirra Nevada, Spain in March 2017.