2017 started with a bang! Winter athletes competing in the Northern Hemisphere recorded some of the best Australian results in history. While on home soil, Olympians added National Championship titles to their resume and crowds flocked to some of the biggest sporting events of the year.
Two-time Olympian Jess Fox has led an Australian domination of the women’s C1 final at the Oceania Championships in Auckland, with the 22-year-old taking the title by an incredible 13 seconds.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team has finished the Wellington Sevens in 10th position with two wins out of a possible three on day two of competition.
The young Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team have fallen to Sevens powerhouses Fiji and South Africa on Day One of the Wellington Sevens but finished the day on a winning note with victory over Japan.
The opening day of the 2017 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships has seen a pair of siblings take the next steps towards world championship selection with Chelsea Gubecka and her sister Chloe, as well as Jack Brazier and his sister Mackenzie all finishing inside the top four in the men’s and women’s open 10km event.
Olympic Gold Medalists Ellia Green and Evania Pelite have been named in the Qantas Australian Women’s Team to run out at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Friday February 3 for the inaugural women's leg of the HSBC Sydney 7s.
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Gallery | Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games
Did you know?
There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.
Did you know?
Australia continued its medal winning streak at the Winter Games with three athletes reaching the podium at Sochi 2014 - David Morris (Silver, Aerials), Torah Bright (Silver, Halfpipe) and Lydia Lassila (Bronze, Aerials).