Callum Watson

Callum Watson of Australia competes in the Men's Team Sprint Classic Semi Final during day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Athlete Biography

Callum Watson was part of Australia's biggest ever Cross Country team in Sochi, and he also made history by competing alongside his older sister Aimee. Callum, 24, and Aimee, 26, became the first siblings to represent Australia in Cross Country at the same Olympics. 
 
Watson kicked off Australia’s Cross Country campaign at the 2014 Games, first competing in the Skiathlon event where athletes compete in both the Free and Classic techniques. He finished 60th on debut before going on to finish 85th in the Sprint. He then joined with teammate Phil Bellingham in the Team Sprint where they finished 12th in their semi-final, 21st overall.
 

In the lead up to the Sochi Games, Watson broke an Australian Institute of Sport record previously held by cyclist Cadel Evans. He improved his VO2 max level - a measure of your maximum oxygen uptake - by 1.3ml/kg/min to set a new record of 89.6ml/kg/min.