Australia’s Jenny Owens delivered her best result in two years with an impressive fifth place in the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
AIS skier Jenny Owens delivered her best result in two years with an impressive fifth place in today's FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships ski cross final in Deer Valley, USA. Canadian pair Kelsey Serwa and Julia Murray were consistently strong throughout the four race knock out finals series picking up the gold and silver medals while Sweden’s Anna Holmund was third across the line.
AIS Aerial Skier Laura Peel has demonstrated why many observers believe the 21-year-old has great potential by qualifying for the final and achieving a creditable 11th place in the biggest event of her fledgling career. Peel recorded a two jump total points score of 142.19, which included a personal best lay-tuck score of 74.62 for her double back somersault.
Australia is celebrating the addition of another World Championship to a brilliant series of recent successes after slopestyle skier Anna Segal won gold in the United States today. Competing in the inaugural slopestyle event at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships at the Park City Mountain resort, 24-year-old Segal joined an exclusive club of Australian winter sports World Champions, becoming the fourth new member within three weeks.
Commonwealth champion Jack Bobridge smashed the individual pursuit world record to become the fastest track cyclist in history over 4000 metres and then backed up to win the gold at the national titles on Wednesday.
Swimming legend Ian Thorpe has completed the first official training session of his comeback in front of a huge media contingent at the pool that bears his name in Sydney.
Promising teenager Britt Cox and fellow AIS mogul teammate Sam Hall both captured top 20 finishes in the opening day of the Freestyle Skiing World Championships in the United States today. Skiing in her first World Championships, Cox finished in 17th while 22-year-old Hall improved on his only other World Championship appearance by placing 20th in the men’s event.
Commonwealth Games champion and World Championship silver medallist Shane Perkins tonight reclaimed the Australian sprint crown only after fending off a strong challenge from West Australia's Scott Sunderland in a hard fought three round final.