BLOG: After three and a half months of rehabbing at home in Australia, I passed my ‘back to snow’ testing and was given the all clear to return to the ski life. After this much down time my anticipation to get back on snow was almost tangible.
FREESTYLE SKIING: For the last three years, Sami Kennedy-Sim has been resolutely focused on qualifying for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
BLOG: Since the finish of my 2012/2013 race season at the end of April, I took a break and returned to Australia for the first time in seven months. It felt unreal arriving home after such a long season of training, travelling and racing. I do not usually have time for anything else, between training and Year 12 commitments, so it was nice to refresh at home catching up with friends and doing jobs around the house.
BLOG: One of the biggest differences I see between being a skeleton athlete and other sports is the large six month off season where no ice sliding is possible. In skeleton we have a full six months of zero sliding time possible for any athlete.
BLOG: To represent Australia and my hometown of Thredbo in Sochi would be the most incredible experience and something I have dreamed of for as long as I can ever remember.
SOCHI 2014: The presentation of the Olympic and Paralympic medals, which will be awarded at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, took place in St. Petersburg today during the 11th "SportAccord" Annual International Sports Convention.
AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has thrown its support behind the Sports Science and Sports Medicine principles announced today by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) saying “they will enhance the integrity of sport in Australia”.
SOCHI 2014: For most of the world, Australia evokes imagery of a sunburnt country – surfing, swimming and cricket. The idea that Australia competes at the Winter Olympics, let alone winning medals at the last five Games, comes as a big surprise to most.
BLOG: Just being strong isn't quite enough so there's always additional training outside of the VIS gym... not that I mind.
BLOG: I've been having a great time in Melbourne catching up with friends and family while completing my rehab program. My foot is healing well and getting a lot stronger. But with the snow season opening in 12 days I'm ready to hit the road again!