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Crema steps up in North America and Europe

Crema steps up in North America and Europe

22 February 2007

Katya Crema has had her first taste of Nor-Am competition this season, contesting nine events in Canada and the USA in slalom, GS, super G and super combined. The NSWIS/SSA Alpine National Program team member raced to a best result of 24th in super G earlier this month in Big Mountain, Montana.

Three Aussie winter athletes No.1

Three Aussie winter athletes No.1

19 February 2007

Australia has three winter sports athletes ranked number one in the world for the first time.A maiden victory to Holly Crawford has propelled her to the number one snowboard halfpipe World Cup ranking, and a third win for the season to Dale Begg-Smith has confirmed his status as number one in the world in

Crawford takes first victory and moves to world number one

Crawford takes first victory and moves to world number one

18 February 2007

Holly Crawford has won her first World Cup event and marched to the top of the World Cup standings with a strong performance in Furano, Japan. Crawford qualified in first place with a best score of 42.4 points, 1.1 points ahead of Paulina Ligocka of Poland, the 2007 World Championships bronze medallist.

Begg-Smith on track for back to back World Cup titles

Begg-Smith on track for back to back World Cup titles

18 February 2007

Dale Begg-Smith has moved several steps closer to defending his World Cup title after a dual moguls victory and another fourth placing in Japan over the weekend. Begg-Smith claimed his third win for the season in dual moguls, qualifying first then subsequently taking the gold medal after fog prevented any further action on the Inawashiro course.

Franzen top twenty in casualty-ridden world championships slalom

Franzen top twenty in casualty-ridden world championships slalom

18 February 2007

Demian Franzen has produced the best Australian result at the World Alpine Skiing championships in Are, Sweden, finishing in 19th place in the slalom. Franzen recorded a two run time of two minutes 7.82 seconds, 10.49 seconds behind the winning time of Austrian Mario Matt who took the gold with 1:57.33.

Another top 20 for Shaw in Japan

Another top 20 for Shaw in Japan

17 February 2007

Jo Shaw has ridden to another top 20 World Cup result, finishing in 18th place in parallel giant slalom in Furano, Japan. Shaw was off the pace in the opening qualification round, finishing in 25th place with a time of 48.46 seconds, 3.41 seconds behind first round leader Amelie Kober of Germany. The 24-year-old Ski and Snowboard Australia rider fought back in the second qualifier, placing 11th but finishing two places outside the 16-woman head-to-head final rounds in 18th place.

Season best for Lincoln-Smith as OWI sliders tie again

Season best for Lincoln-Smith as OWI sliders tie again

17 February 2007

Melissa Hoar and Emma Lincoln-Smith have tied for 11th place in a World Cup in Winterberg, Germany, echoing a Lincoln-Smith/Michelle Steele tie in last weekend's event in Cesana Pariol, Italy. The Olympic Winter Institute duo recorded a total time of two minutes and six hundredths of a second, 1.21 seconds behind race winner Katie Uhlaender of the United States. Steele, the leading Australian slider, finished in 14th place with a time of 2:00.77, 1.38 behind the winner.

Begg-Smith stretches title lead after fourth in Japan

Begg-Smith stretches title lead after fourth in Japan

17 February 2007

Dale Begg-Smith has retained his number one world ranking despite missing the podium by one place in a World Cup in Inawashiro. The Olympic champion extended his lead over nearest rival Guilbaut Colas by 26 points, the Frenchman only managing 11th place in the Japanese event. With two events remaining in the season, Begg-Smith leads the World Cup title chase on 384 points, 43 points clear of Colas.

Pullin promising in World Cup debut

Pullin promising in World Cup debut

17 February 2007

Damon Hayler and Alex Pullin have both finished in the top twenty of a snowboard cross event in Japan, Pullin surprising by qualifying for the final rounds in fifth place. Competing in his first World Cup event, 19-year-old Pullin raced down the Furano course in a time of one minute 15.51 seconds, less than a second behind the 1:14.58 recorded by fastest qualifier, Drew Neilsen of Canada. Torino Olympic team member Damon Hayler qualified in tenth place in a time of 1:15.85, while Taan Robrahn missed a place in the final, finishing in 51st place.

Aussies miss out in World Championships GS

Aussies miss out in World Championships GS

15 February 2007

Demian Franzen and Bryce Stevens have both missed out on finishing the giant slalom at the World Alpine Championships in Are, Sweden. Franzen went out in the first run, which Stevens finished in a time of one minute 13.36 seconds, 3.92 seconds behind first run leader Daniel Albrecht of Switzerland. The New South Wales skier's brother Hugh was 2.77 seconds further back in 49th position.

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Did you know?

There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.

Did you know?

Andrew Hoy (Equestrian) has attended 7 Summer Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012).