BLOG: Since Innsbruck it has been a long haul of training schedules, travelling the world, competing and doing schoolwork.
President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge said the first Winter Youth Olympic Games has ‘exceeded all expectations’ at the closing ceremony in downtown Innsbruck. The same can be said for the 2012 Australian Winter Youth Olympic Team.
For an athlete to even make it to a start gate at a Winter Olympics there is a huge team that has got them there. Often the unsung heroes of an Olympic Games, the medical team are responsible for keeping the athletes fit and healthy and helping them be the best they can be on the day of competition.
Melbourne skier Harry Laidlaw has finished his Winter Youth Olympic Games campaign smiling after finishing 17th out of 62 skiers in the Slalom on Saturday. His second run was even better than his first to finish on a positive note.
In disappointing news for the Australian Winter Youth Olympic Team, the finals of the ski cross have been cancelled due to the weather and will not be held at the Games.
Laidlaw solid in snowstorm slalom Melbourne skier Harry Laidlaw has put down a solid first run of the Slalom event on Saturday morning at Innsbruck 2012, to be sitting in 23rd place before the final run in a few hours time.
Greta Small has produced an excellent second run in the women’s slalom competition, to end her Winter Youth Olympic Games campaign on a high with a second top-10 performance.
Perth ski racer Greta Small is in twelfth place after the 1st run of the Slalom event in difficult conditions at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck.
Melbourne skier Harry Laidlaw bounced from a frustrating few days at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, with a scorching run in Ski Cross qualification today.
After six hockey skills tests over two hours in a cut-throat head-to-head format, Crompton’s 17 points was enough to win her the bronze medal on a three-way countback with Great Britain and Italy.