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Cooper takes fourth podium from five events

Cooper takes fourth podium from five events

2 February 2008

Jacqui Cooper has made her fourth podium in five events, winning silver in Deer Valley, Utah, to retain her clear lead at the top of the aerial skiing World Cup standings. Competing under lights on the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic site, Cooper landed untidily after performing a massive triple twisting triple somersault in her final jump, conceding the gold medal to reigning World Champion Nina Li of China.

Steele tenth as AIS team retain top ten spots

Steele tenth as AIS team retain top ten spots

2 February 2008

Michelle Steele has produced another top ten performance in skeleton World Cup, finishing in 10th place on the Konigssee track in Germany. All three Australian Institute of Sport sliders finished in the top 15 of the field, Steele recording a time of one minute 41.07 seconds for tenth place, 1.72 seconds outside the winning time of World Cup leader Katie Uhlaender of the USA.

Hayler, Pullin qualify in Leysin

Hayler, Pullin qualify in Leysin

1 February 2008

Damon Hayler and Alex Pullin have both qualified for the final rounds of the World Cup in Leysin, Switzerland.

More gold in sight as six Aussies hit the Utah slopes

More gold in sight as six Aussies hit the Utah slopes

1 February 2008

Six Australian skiers will see World Cup action this weekend in Deer Valley, Utah, as the freestyle ski circuit continues in North America. Two of them will go in with world number one rankings, while two others are within the top four in the world in their various sports.

29 January 2008

In an opening day of divergent performances at the 2008 Skeleton World Championships, Emma Lincoln-Smith has delivered the best intermediate result by the Australian Institute of Sport’s three athletes. In the first two rounds of the four run event, Lincoln-Smith posted a total time of two minutes 7.08 seconds, but recorded an 11th placing for her first run before slipping to 20th place on her second journey down the Altenberg track.

Cheltzie Lee returns from USA training camp

Cheltzie Lee returns from USA training camp

29 January 2008

Australian junior figure skating champion Cheltzie Lee has just spent six weeks in Colorado Springs training with renowned figure skating coach Cathy Casey, and reports on what a great experience it all was.

Lassila back on podium and back to world number two

Lassila back on podium and back to world number two

28 January 2008

Lydia Lassila has continued her comeback to the top echelon of aerial skiing, winning bronze in a World Cup in Mont Gabriel, Canada. While team-mate Jacqui Cooper was out of contention after missing her opening jump, Lassila (nee Ierodiaconou) made her second podium of the season and moved up to the world number two ranking behind her Olympic Winter Institute team-mate

Begg-Smith fifth but still number one

Begg-Smith fifth but still number one

27 January 2008

Dale Begg-Smith has finished in fifth place in the World Cup in Mont Gabriel, Canada, but retains his position as the world’s number one mogul skier. Begg-Smith’s turns were again up with the top of the field, rating second with the judges on 14.0 points compared to the 14.3 of event winner Guilbaut Colas of France.

Branch picks up second points for the season

Branch picks up second points for the season

27 January 2008

Craig Branch has made the second top 30 result of the season and his career, finishing in a tie for 29th place alongside Robbie Dixon of Canada and Andrej Sporn of Slovenia in the World Cup downhill in Chamonix.

Bright leads Aussie performances at Winter X Games

Bright leads Aussie performances at Winter X Games

27 January 2008

Torah Bright has finished in second place in the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado, going down to Torino 2006 silver medallist Gretchen Bleiler of the USA in a star-studded field of the world’s best halfpipe riders.

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Did you know?

Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.

Did you know?

Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.