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Branch out but ok in Wengen

Branch out but ok in Wengen

14 January 2008

Craig Branch has crashed out of the Wengen downhill overnight, but escaped injury in one of the most famous races on the circuit. Skiing from bib number 42, Branch went out halfway down the course, but will be fit to tackle the mighty Kitzbuhel downhill next weekend.

Career best and second top ten for Pullin

Career best and second top ten for Pullin

14 January 2008

Alex Pullin has produced the best result of his career and his second top ten of the season, finishing in seventh place in the snowboard cross World Cup in Bad Gastein, Austria. Pullin qualified well down in 25th place, but fought his way through to the semi-finals with two victories in the head-to-head final rounds.

Pullin qualifies in Bad Gastein

Pullin qualifies in Bad Gastein

13 January 2008

Damon Hayler and Alex Pullin kicked off their qualifying rounds for the 2008 season today in Bad Gastein, Austria, Pullin securing a place in tomorrow's head-to-head finals rounds.

Owens qualifies for skier cross final

Owens qualifies for skier cross final

13 January 2008

Despite nursing knee injuries, Jenny Owens has qualified for the opening skier cross World Cup event in Les Contamines, France, overnight. Australian compatriot Katya Crema finished mid-field, missing a berth in the final by just two places, skiing to 18th place in her debut World Cup appearance.

Owens 13th in opening skier cross

Owens 13th in opening skier cross

13 January 2008

Jenny Owens has finished in 13th place in the opening World Cup skier cross event of the season. Owens’ Australian team-mate Katya Crema, skiing in her first World Cup event, finished in 18th place in the qualifying round, just missing a berth in the head-to-head rounds.

Top four result for Australian snowboarder

Top four result for Australian snowboarder

10 January 2008

Australian snowboarder Joh Shaw has made the first semi-final result of her career, just missing a bronze medal in the parallel slalom in Bad Gastein, Austria, overnight. Shaw finished fourth, eclipsing her previous best PSL result by eight places and climbing to 14th place on the world rankings.

Three line up as freestyle World Cup resumes

Three line up as freestyle World Cup resumes

9 January 2008

Australia will have three representatives in action when the freestyle World Cup resumes in Les Contamines, France, at the weekend. Salt Lake 2002 alpine skiing representative Jenny Owens and NSWIS skier Katya Crema will contest the skier cross event, with Crema making her World Cup debut in the discipline.

NSWIS/SSA Halfpipe Development Team Update

NSWIS/SSA Halfpipe Development Team Update

7 January 2008

The NSWIS/SSA Snowboard Halfpipe Development Team is back in full training mode after a brief break over the Christmas/New Year period. The halfpipes and parks in Copper Mountain and Breckenridge are in amazing shape and while it’s been cold, there has been excellent training conditions for the athletes.

Brauer injury puts season in jeopardy

Brauer injury puts season in jeopardy

7 January 2008

Jono Brauer’s season is doubt following a recurrence of patella tendonitis after his return to Europe in December. Brauer reports that the pain of the condition has become so intense that he is “unable to ski slalom for more than a day a week”.

Breakthrough in China Tour de Ski

Breakthrough in China Tour de Ski

2 January 2008

Paul Murray and Esther Bottomley made an impressive start in the opening Sprint of the China Tour de Ski, with Murray winning the opening men's time trial and Bottomley taking second place in the women's time trial. (Story courtesy of The XC Files.)

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Did you know?

Rugby Union will return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 with a Sevens competition for men and women.

Did you know?

Rugby Union will return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 with a Sevens competition for men and women.