Danielle Scott

Aerial Skier Danielle Scott made her Olympic debut at the Sochi 2014 Games at the age of 23. The Sydneysider officially finished ninth but was unlucky not to progress further into the finals. She was ranked third after the first round of qualification to automatically cruise into Final 1, but in the first round of finals, Scott bent her knees slightly to land her jump and it proved costly. Her score of 76.23 was the same as Zhanbota Aldabergenova of Kazakhstan. With the two athletes tied on eighth, Scott was relegated to ninth on a count-back and missed the eight-woman Final 2.

Scott started competing on the World Cup circuit in the 2011/12 season where she made every final and was awarded the FIS Rookie of the Year. In her second full international season she made the finals in all six World Cups as well as winning a breakthrough bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships in Voss, Norway. She won her first World Cup medal, silver, at the 2014 World Cup in Lake Placid, USA.

At the age of seven, Scott was the youngest scholarship athlete at the Australian Institute of Sport when she was offered a scholarship there for Gymnastics. She became an elite athlete before retiring at just 13. Her love for sport and competitive drive continued in Diving, Athletics, Aerobics and Soccer before Aerial Skiing caught her attention and she was recruited by the legendary Australian aerial skier - five-time Olympian Jacqui Cooper. 

Olympic Results

2014 Sochi

Aerials - Women
Qualification 1 85.36 Q 3
Final 1 76.23 9
Final Placing 9 / 23