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Two pb placings for Aussie aerialists

Two pb placings for Aussie aerialists

21 December 2009

Bree Munro has matched her career best aerial skiing performance, placing sixth in the a World Cup in Changchun, China, while AIS/OWI team-mate David Morris has made his first final, in just the fourth event of his career.

More podiums for bobsleigh duos

More podiums for bobsleigh duos

21 December 2009

Australian bobsleigh pilot Chris Spring has continued his strong campaign for Olympic selection, driving to a bronze medal and a fourth placing in America’s Cup races in Lake Placid, while Torino Olympian Astrid Loch Wilkinson added three silver medals to her season tally.

Pullin the best in Telluride

Pullin the best in Telluride

21 December 2009

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin has produced the best Australian result at the snowboard cross World Cup in Telluride, finishing in 15th place. Pullin qualified in 25th position, then won his round of 32 finals encounter before being eliminated in the quarter-final round of the Colorado event.

Branch back in World Cup action

Branch back in World Cup action

21 December 2009

Craig Branch was back in alpine skiing World Cup action at the weekend, finishing in 44th place in the downhill on the famed Val Gardena piste. Branch covered the 3.5km Saslong course in two minutes 4.48 seconds, 3.11 seconds behind the winning time of Canadian Manuel Paradis-Osborn.

Season best for Bottomley

Season best for Bottomley

21 December 2009

Esther Bottomley has skied to her best cross country result for the season, finishing in 44th position in the the 1.0km sprint in Rogla, Slovenia. Bottomley recorded four minutes 35.19 seconds in the qualification round, 26.30 seconds behind the fastest qualifier, Polish skier Justyna Kowalczyk.

Equal career best for Almoukov

Equal career best for Almoukov

21 December 2009

Alex Almoukov has matched his career best result, placing 76th in the men’s 20km World Cup event in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Almoukov was one of only nine biathletes in the 127-man field to record a solitary shooting penalty, a great result for the Berridale 19-year-old.

Hay wins battle for Olympic place

Hay wins battle for Olympic place

19 December 2009

Lachlan Hay has defeated close friend and housemate Jeremy Beck in the battle for Australia’s one male short track speed skating berth at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Hay on top in battle for Olympic place

Hay on top in battle for Olympic place

19 December 2009

Lachlan Hay has defeated close friend and housemate Jeremy Beck in the battle for Australia’s one male short track speed skating berth at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Hay outskated Beck in a time trial, covering the 1000m distance two seconds faster than his AIS/OWI team-mate, then came out on top in a head to head match race to clinch the Games position.

Skeleton quinellas for Steele and Chaffer

Skeleton quinellas for Steele and Chaffer

19 December 2009

Michelle Steele and Lucy Chaffer have taken the quinella in successive America’s Cup skeleton races, the pair sharing victories in a dominant display of sliding. Steele marked her move down from World Cup ranks with a gold medal performance in the first of the two events, racing down the Lake Placid track in New York in a combined time of one minute 54.05 seconds, 0.74 seconds ahead of her AIS team-mate and a massive 2.26 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

Pbs for two Aussie aerialists

Pbs for two Aussie aerialists

19 December 2009

Bree Munro has matched her career best aerial skiing performance, placing sixth in the opening World Cup of the season in China, while team-mate David Morris also delivered a huge pb.

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Did you know?

Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.

Did you know?

Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.