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Snowboard bronze medallist Alex Fitch helps Sharnita Crompton celebrate her Ice Hockey Skills Challenge bronze medal on 19 January at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck.

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.

Australian ski cross athletes Claudia Leggett (L) and Jack Millar (R) practice starts in Leogang ahead of the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

The Australian ski cross team have performed very well under difficult conditions, producing fast qualifying times in competition today.

Australia's cross country representatives for the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lucy Glanville and Alex Gibson.

Australia’s two cross country skiers have finished their Winter Youth Olympic Games campaigns.

Lindsey Vonn speaks to athletes at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck on January 19, 2012.

Sixteen-year-old Australian alpine skier Greta Small had the chance to meet a big-time star at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.

Medallists in the women’s snowboard slopestyle final at the mascot ceremony at Kuhtai on 19 January 2012. (L to R) Innsbruck 2012 silver medallist Arielle Gold (USA), gold medallist Audrey McManiman (CAN) and Australian bronze medallist Alex Fitch.

Alex Fitch has made history today as Australia’s first ever Winter Youth Olympic medallist after pulling off a fantastic performance in the women’s snowboard slopestyle final to win bronze.

Alex Fitch after the snowboard slopestyle qualification runs.

Sixteen-year-old snowboard sensation Alex Fitch has qualified with the third highest score for the slopestyle final at the Innsbruck Winter Youth Olympics.

Sharnita Crompton in action in the qualification round of the women's individual ice hockey skills challenge at the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Australian ice hockey player Sharnita Crompton has made changes to her shooting technique ahead of Thursday night’s (Friday AEDT) medal round of the Individual Skills Challenge at the Innsbruck Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Alex Fitch gives the thumbs up after the snowboard halfpipe semi-final in Innsbruck.

When snowboard slopestyle was announced as a new event for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, talented young boarders such as Alex Fitch stood up and took notice.

Australian ski cross athletes Claudia Leggett (L) and Jack Millar (R) practice starts in Leogang ahead of the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

After a week in the Youth Olympic Village, the anticipation of competing for Aussie athletes Jack Millar and Claudia Leggett is at fever pitch.

Small 13th in Giant Slalom

19 January 2012
Greta Small of Australia in action during the Women's Giant Slalom Event on January 18, 2012 in Patscherkofel, Austria.

Greta Small has produced another strong performance at the Winter Youth Olympics finishing 13th out of 55 skiers in the Giant Slalom on Wednesday.