Tomorrow, January 19, marks the one-month countdown to the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Council of Asia’s 8th Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan.
Rising Australian biathlon star and Winter Youth Olympian Darcie Morton is pushing hard to represent Australia at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
The Australian Snowboard Cross Team is mix of experience and youth, inspired in many instances by two-time Olympian and World Champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin, Sochi Olympian and current world cup leader Belle Brockhoff, and X Games champion Jarryd Hughes.
Being first to jump in the Aerial Skiing World Cup Final in Lake Placid didn’t phase Danielle Scott who opened up the medal round with a smooth back double full full, scoring 92 points, taking silver and moving into outright world number one after an exciting day’s competition for all the Australians.
He may have missed qualifying for the final, but Friday's opening world cup of the slopestyle skiing season was about far much more than that for Russ Henshaw.
Mogul skier Britt Cox has fulfilled her goal by retaining the coveted ‘yellow bib’ after winning her second World Cup in Mogul Skiing in Lake Placid, USA this morning, making it back-to-back golds having won in Ruka, Finland in December.
Becoming accustomed to the atmosphere in an Olympic Village at the February Asian Winter Games will provide invaluable experience for emerging and seasoned athletes.
The all-important World Cup events heat up again this weekend as the Aussies fly the flag in a host of winter sports. Snowboard slopestyle athlete Jessica Rich kicks off proceedings in Kreischberg, Austria on Friday evening at 6.45pm AEDT while Ski slopestyle star Russ Henshaw competes in Font Romeu, France from 7pm AEDT.
Despite having only made two appearances on the World Cup circuit, Jess Rich is ready to prove why she’s Australia’s best slopestyle snowboarder in Kreischberg this weekend.
Britt back home after World Cup gold
Gallery: Looking back at 2016
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.