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Minister for Sport Mark Arbib tonight announced Olympic aerial skiing champion Lydia Lassila as the 2010 Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Athlete of the Year at a gala presentation in Canberra. Lassila was chosen from an impressive list of finalists for the award, including Australian Commonwealth Games stars Alicia Coutts (swimming), Matthew Cowdrey (Paralympic swimming), Jamie Dwyer (hockey), Anna Meares (cycling) and world No.1 Laser sailor Tom Slingsby.
Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lassila's dream of an aerial ski training facility built on home soil will become a reality after a $4 million joint funding agreement between the Queensland and Federal Governments.Queensland Sports Minister Phil Reeves said Lydia Lassila asked for local training facilities immediately after her stunning gold medal performance in Vancouver and the Bligh Government was happy to provide the venue.
Winter Olympics gold medallist Lydia Lassila won the prestigious Don award on Wednesday night for the Australian sporting performance of the year.There was a strong winter Olympics theme at the annual Sports Australia Hall Of Fame annual awards night,
Freestyle aerial skiing stars Lydia Lassila and Kirstie Marshall have warned Australia will lose its dominance in the sport without a proper domestic training facility.Federal sports minister Mark Arbib was in the audience at the Sport Australia Hall Of Fame awards dinner on Wednesday night as Lassila and Marshall
Freestyle aerials gold medallist Lydia Lassila will carry the Australian flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.
On the morning of her medal presentation, Australia’s newest Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lassila was still buzzing over her win and hoping her medal will translate into more winter sport facilities for Australian athletes.
Lydia Lassila, Liz Gardner and Jacqui Cooper have all progressed to the women’s aerials medal round following a successful qualification at Cypress Mountain this morning.
Thanks to Torah Bright’s halfpipe gold and Dale Begg-Smith’s silver, Australia’s aerial skiers can go into an Olympic competition for the first time without the pressure of needing to deliver a medal for the nation.