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The winter sports story of the season has become Lydia Lassila’s return to Aerial Skiing for a tilt at a fifth Olympics after her extraordinary World Cup gold medal in Deer Valley, Utah this afternoon.
With a couple of weeks to rest and train since the last competition in Lake Placid, the men and ladies of the Aerials World Cup should be ready let fly in Deer Valley.
2017 started with a bang! Winter athletes competing in the Northern Hemisphere recorded some of the best Australian results in history. While on home soil, Olympians added National Championship titles to their resume and crowds flocked to some of the biggest sporting events of the year.
Australian Olympians took to social media yesterday to reflect on what it means to wear the green and gold on the international sporting stage and represent their country in the sport they love.
Being first to jump in the Aerial Skiing World Cup Final in Lake Placid didn’t phase Danielle Scott who opened up the medal round with a smooth back double full full, scoring 92 points, taking silver and moving into outright world number one after an exciting day’s competition for all the Australians.
The all-important World Cup events heat up again this weekend as the Aussies fly the flag in a host of winter sports. Snowboard slopestyle athlete Jessica Rich kicks off proceedings in Kreischberg, Austria on Friday evening at 6.45pm AEDT while Ski slopestyle star Russ Henshaw competes in Font Romeu, France from 7pm AEDT.
Australia’s Flying Kangaroos Danielle Scott, Laura Peel, Samantha Wells, Lydia Lassila and Dave Morris have arrived in Lake Placid, USA ready for the third Aerial Skiing World Cup, which kicks off with qualifying just before 7am on Sunday, January 15 (AEDT).
Dual Olympic medallist Lydia Lassila will compete in her first event, since her Sochi bronze medal in 2014, this weekend at the Aerials World Cup in Lake Placid, USA.
Australia will likely field a stronger Freestyle Aerials team at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games after Olympic Gold and Bronze medallist Lydia Lassila joined the Flying Kangaroos Aerials team in Ruka, Finland last week to resume training.