Britt Cox recaps stellar season: Blog15 April 2013
Britt Cox was only 15 and the youngest competitor at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Now less than 12 months out from Sochi 2014 she recaps her latest great season with her first blog for olympics.com.au
This Northern Hemisphere Winter was the longest season I have ever had, starting on snow in Ruka Finland in late November and skiing all the way through until mid March. I also got to see some new places and ski a few new mogul courses, which is always exciting. One of those courses was the site of next years Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
In early Feb there was a test event in Sochi, which was a World Cup competition, used as a kind of trial for the Olympics. It was great to compete on the course and get a bit of a feel of what it might be like next year. However from my experience I know that anything could happen and the course could ski up completely different with varying snow/weather conditions come February next year.
My best result this season was in Lake Placid, USA where I achieved my second World Cup podium (3rd). Lake Placid has been a bit of a nemesis course for me in the past so it felt particularly good to ski well there and turn that around. I also competed in the World Championships in Voss, Norway where I achieved a 10th place in the Single Moguls and 8th in the Duals (non-Olympic).
This whole season has been absolutely incredible for the Aussies in winter sport across the board and I think it’s generating some great energy and a positive vibe for everyone. I feel really inspired by everyone’s achievements. With the 2012/2013 season now complete, I have identified the areas in my skiing and jumping that I want to improve over our domestic season. Since I have been home I’ve enjoyed some sun and surf and I’m now back into training at the AIS in Canberra.
Not long now and we will be on snow here in Aus….can’t wait!