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Australian aerial skier Dave Morris executed two outstanding jumps in qualification at Cypress Mountain tonight and went agonisingly close to making the Olympic final.
Wednesday evening in Vancouver, David Morris will become just the second man to represent Australia at the Olympic Games in aerial skiing, a prospect that a little over 12 months ago seemed somewhat unlikely.
Australia’s aerial skiers had their first day of training at Cypress Mountain yesterday, the women turning out in the morning while the men got to experience the competition environment by jumping under lights.
Defending World Cup champion Lydia Lassila and five-time champion Jacqui Cooper have both missed out on finals action, but team-mate Liz Gardner has registered her best result in three years in an aerials event in Mont Gabriel, Canada.
Australian aerial skier David Morris has taken a major step forward in his preparation for Vancouver 2010, landing his first quad twisting triple somersault.
Australia has a strong Olympic history in freestyle skiing and this medal success looks set to continue at the Vancouver Games. The Australian Olympic Committee confirmed the selection of the formidable freestyle skiing team today.