The Northern Hemisphere winter for the SSA Mogul Skiing Sub Development program has concluded, with the team finishing up the last of its three events of the highly competitive Colorado Rocky Mountain circuit.
Tatiana Borodulina has skated to Australia's best ever female short track speed skating result, finishing in fifth place in 500m in the Quebec World Cup. Borodulina was eliminated in her opening heat after the edge was stripped off one of her skate blades in a false start.
Four members of the NSWIS/SSA Mogul Program have achieved personal best results at the Europa Cup event in Chatel, France. Difficult conditions greeted competitors for the single moguls on day one, with the steep course providing plenty of challenges.
Jenny Owens has been eliminated in the quarter-finals of the ski cross World Cup in Deer Valley, Utah, but retains her world number four ranking. After qualifying in 12th place, Owens drew
NSWIS/SSA Alpine skier Craig Branch was keen to continue to build on recent personal best performances at the World Cup event in Val d'Isere, France, over the weekend. Originally, two events were scheduled to take place at the French resort, a downhill and super combined event. Unfortunately, the World Cup downhill was cancelled on the Saturday, due to heavy snow that has been falling on the French alps, robbing Branch of an opportunity to press for more points.
Dale Begg-Smith has finished in fifth place in a dual mogul skiing World Cup in Deer Valley, but continues to hold the number one world ranking. Begg-Smith, who is the reigning dual moguls world champion, made an uncharacteristic error in his head-to-head quarter-final battle, missing a jump and going down to US skier Landon Gardner.
Damon Hayler and Alex Pullin have both been eliminated in the quarter final round of the World Cup in Leysin, Switzerland, a disappointment for Hayler in particular, who had posted his best qualifying result for the season.
Craig Branch has finished in the top 30 in the third training run for the World Cup downhill in Val d’Isere, France, inside three seconds behind the fastest time of US skier Bode Miller. Branch went down the 2.14 Olympic course in a time of one minute 37.32 seconds, 2.75 seconds behind Miller.
Australia’s three women aerial skiers have qualified for the final of the World Cup in Deer Valley, Utah. Jacqui Cooper led the way with second place, scoring 100.51 points to finish just behind Belarussian All Tsuper on 100.99.
Jenny Owens has qualified in 12th place in the ski cross World Cup in Deer Valley. Owens recorded one minute 13.18 seconds for the kilometre plus course, 2.19 seconds behind the fastest qualifier, four-time World Cup winner Ophelie David of France.
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