The Olympic Winter Institute of Australia would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. The Board and staff of the OWI would like to wish all Australian Winter Sport athletes, their families and all winter sport supporters a very happy holiday period and a most prosperous and successful year ahead in 2008.
Jo Shaw has ridden to her third top 20 result for the season, finishing in 20th place in the World Cup in Nendaz, Switzerland. Shaw was the ninth fastest down the red course in her opening qualifying run, posting a time of 38.74 seconds, 2.32 behind the fastest rider, Selina Joerg of Germany.
Craig Branch has made the first downhill top 30 of his career, and lifted his pb six spots, skiing to 27th place in Val Gardena, Italy. In a weekend that emphatically demonstrated the success of his comeback from injury, the Perisher Blue 30-year-old had also set a pb in the super G a day earlier, finishing in 31st place.
Craig Branch has made the first downhill top 30 of his career, and lifted his pb six spots, skiing to 27th place in Val Gardena, Italy. Branch emphatically demonstrated the success of his comeback from injury, recording a time of one minute 59.16 seconds down the 3.5km Saslong course.
Emma Lincoln-Smith has continued her march towards the top echelon of the skeleton World Cup, finishing in seventh place in Lake Placid, New York, to post her second personal best result of the season.
Low scores on his jumps have relegated Dale Begg-Smith to sixth place in the opening event of the 2007/08 moguls skiing World Cup in Tignes, France. The defending champion was the quickest down the course and had the second highest points for his turns, but also had the lowest jump score of the 12 finalists by a significant margin.
Dale Begg-Smith begins the defence of his World Cup moguls skiing title on Thursday evening when the 2007/08 season opens in Tignes, France. A week after the moguls opening, Australia’s other World Cup champion, Jacqui Cooper, will commence her 14th aerial skiing season.
Moguls skier Michael Robertson and aerial skier Bree Munro took delivery of two Mitsubishi Pajero vehicles on behalf of the OWI this week. Mitsubishi has entered into an agreement with the Institute to be its official vehicle sponsor, and the cars were handed over to our athletes by Mitsubishi’s Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs, Lenore Taylor.
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Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.
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Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.