Jacqui Cooper has completed a fairytale return to the top of the aerial skiing world, winning the final event of the season in Apex, Canada, to claim the fourth World Cup title of her career.
Six athletes are currently representing Australia at the World Cross Country Championships, being held between February 22 to March 5 in Sapporo, Japan. Women: Esther Bottomley Clare-Louise Brumley Katherine Calder Men: Paul Murray Ben Sim Andrew Wynd
Two more Australian winter sports athletes have won World Cup medals during the weekend, while Holly Crawford has retained her position as the number one World Cup snowboard halfpipe rider. Crawford's halfpipe team-mate Andrew Burton collected bronze, the first World Cup medal of his career, and former mogul skier Davina Williams won silver in her very first World Cup outing in the relatively new sport of ski halfpipe
Dale Begg-Smith has skiied one of the best runs of his life to claim his fourth victory of the season and all but wrap up the World Cup mogul skiing title.
Michelle Steele has ended the skeleton World Cup season in 10th place, after finishing 11th in the final event in Koenigssee. Steele placed 14th and 11th in her two runs down the German track, for a total time of one minute 40.92 seconds, 2.49 seconds behind race winner Anja Huber of Germany.
Katya Crema has had her first taste of Nor-Am competition this season, contesting nine events in Canada and the USA in slalom, GS, super G and super combined. The NSWIS/SSA Alpine National Program team member raced to a best result of 24th in super G earlier this month in Big Mountain, Montana.
The Australian under 23 men's football team have won a playoff for third while Jamaica's Olympic team beat their Chinese counterparts 5-4 on penalties to lift the Lunar New Year Cup.Australia also needed penalties to overcome Hong Kong in the match for third place. They led the hosts 2-0 through
Australia has three winter sports athletes ranked number one in the world for the first time.A maiden victory to Holly Crawford has propelled her to the number one snowboard halfpipe World Cup ranking, and a third win for the season to Dale Begg-Smith has confirmed his status as number one in the world in
Holly Crawford has won her first World Cup event and marched to the top of the World Cup standings with a strong performance in Furano, Japan. Crawford qualified in first place with a best score of 42.4 points, 1.1 points ahead of Paulina Ligocka of Poland, the 2007 World Championships bronze medallist.