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Chinese skier Nina Li has upstaged Lydia Ierodiaconou for the second time in three days, taking gold in front of the Australian’s silver in Lake Placid, New York.

Danielle Lynch and Lara Gambino have finished in seventh place in a Europa Cup bobsleigh event in St Moritz.

Craig Branch has tackled one of the longest and toughest challenges in downhill skiing, the Lauberhorn course in Wengen, Switzerland.

For the second week in a row, Dale Begg-Smith has missed out on making a World Cup moguls final by two places, finishing in 18th place in Lake Placid, New York.

OWI short track speed skaters Lachlan Hay, Elliot Shriane and Alex Merriman have finished in eighth place in the 2000m relay at the World Junior Championships in Belgrade.

Lydia Ierodiaconou has been edged out of a fourth consecutive aerial skiing victory by Chinese skier Nina Li, but retains her comfortable lead at the top of the World Cup points table.

Deane tackles Adelboden

12 January 2005

Competing in the fifth World Cup of his career, Luke Deane has finished in 50th place on the testing giant slalom course at Adelboden.

The World Snowboard Championships get under way on January 16, with Australia naming a 13 member team to make the journey to Whistler, Canada.

Jo Shaw has had a top ten result in snowboard cross in a Nor-Am Cup at Mt Bachelor, Oregon, the last major event before the World Championships.

Cameron Morton has finished in 79th place in the fourth biathlon World Cup of the season, in Oberhof, Germany.