Esther Bottomley made history in Sochi, becoming the first female Australian to compete at three Olympic Games in Cross Country. Bottomley finished 56th in Sprint event and went on to record a 61st place finish in the 10km Classic.
Her debut Olympics was in Torino in 2006. In Italy the skier from Mt Beauty, Victoria, placed 52nd in the 1.5km Sprint. At the Vancouver 2010 Games she made her second Olympic appearance where she came 50th in the 1.5km Sprint Classic.
Bottomley's best World Cup performances have been in the mid 30's, just outside the top 30 needed to contest the head-to-head Sprint finals.