Emily ArthurEmily Arthur had her first taste of Olympic glory at the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games, where she was named as the Opening Ceremony Flag Bearer. The then 16-year-old won silver in the snowboard halfpipe in Norway, as well as placing a commendable 15th in the snowboard slopestyle.
The rider from Woronora Heights in NSW qualified for her first World Cup in August 2013 and has gone from strength-to-strength ever since. She won bronze at the Junior World Championships in 2014 and finished 16th at the World Snowboard Championships in Austria in January 2015. Arthur won gold at the Australia and New Zealand Championships in August 2015 before qualifying for the Youth Winter Olympics.
A keen skier when she was young, Authur is convinced that if her Interschools race wasn’t cancelled in 2005 she would be a ski racer now and would never have swapped to snowboard.