Jill Colebourne was the sole Australian among the 19 strong field to take on the women's 12.5 kilometre mass start at the Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games.
A second strong performance from Brendan Kerry at the Asian Winter Games (AWG) has put the 22-year-old in good step for next month’s World Figure Skating Championships where he will aim to qualify Australia for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.
Sophie Ash and Jakara Anthony have delivered Australia another two strong Asian Winter Games results, finishing fifth and sixth respectively in the women’s moguls.
Kailani Craine has continued her good Asian Winter Games form, producing a strong routine in the women’s free program at Sapporo’s Makomanai Indoor Skating Rink.
Russia’s Sunny Valley resort, where Sami Kennedy-Sim and Anton Grimus competed on the weekend, attracted massive crowds at the newest venue on the ski cross World Cup circuit.
Australia’s Super Saturday in winter sports moved up another notch last night in Minsk, Belarus when Lydia Lassila won her second World Cup and Danielle Scott took silver, reclaiming the overall Aerial Skiing World Cup number one position.
Olympian Holly Crawford has challenged a world class field and finished seventh in the Sapporo 2017 women's halfpipe, held at the Bankei Ski Arena on Saturday.
Zanna Farrell and Liam Michael have rounded out their Asian Winter Games campaigns with top ten finishes in their respective slalom events in Sapporo.
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
PyeongChang 2018 medals
Did you know?
Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).
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Rugby Union will return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 with a Sevens competition for men and women.