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Cooper and Lassila are world number one and two

Cooper and Lassila are world number one and two

24 December 2007

In a brilliant start to the 2007/08 season for the OWI aerial skiing team, Jacqui Cooper and Lydia Lassila have emerged as number one and two in the world after the opening two events in China. Cooper came away from the Lianhuan Mountain season opener with two gold medals and a significant early lead on the World Cup standings.

Cooper makes it two from two

Cooper makes it two from two

22 December 2007

Jacqui Cooper has won her second consecutive World Cup in China, posting a 200-plus score to claim the 21st victory of her career. Cooper landed both of her triple somersaults in Lianhua Mountain for a total of 204.28 points, defeating her nearest rival, reigning world champion Nina Li, by more than eight points.

Morris jumps to career high points

Morris jumps to career high points

22 December 2007

OWI aerial skiing development team athlete David Morris has jumped to a silver medal in a US selection event in Park City. Morris scored 177.11 points for his lay-full and full-full combination of jumps, a score that OWI CEO Geoff Lipshut describes as “a strong score in a male event”.

Australia takes Chinese quinella

Australia takes Chinese quinella

21 December 2007

Australia is on top of the aerial skiing world after Jacqui Cooper and Lydia Lassila (nee Ierodiaconou) finished first and second in the opening event of the 2008 World Cup season in Lianhua Mountain, China. Cooper maintained the dominance she displayed last season, but her Olympic Winter Institute team-mate provided the major story, collecting silver in her first World Cup event since the Torino Olympics, and on the back of a very limited preparation.

Calder Back On World Cup

Calder Back On World Cup

21 December 2007

KT Calder re-qualified for World Cup mid-December with a sub-120 FIS-point result on OPA Cup, while Ben Sim has started his World Cup campaign in Russia

NSWIS/SSA Mogul Team commences overseas training

NSWIS/SSA Mogul Team commences overseas training

20 December 2007

The New South Wales Institute of Sport/Ski and Snowboard Australia Development mogul team has arrived in Silver Star, BC, Canada, to commence training for their international season campaign. The team includes Emma Chapman-Davies, Nicole Parks, Sam Hall, David Graham, Rohan Chapman-Davies and Robert Lovick, who is also a dual scholarship athlete with the OWI.

Alpine Aussies continue their PB direction

Alpine Aussies continue their PB direction

20 December 2007

Following the career-best results of Australian World Cup alpine skier Craig Branch, Australia’s best-ranked female alpine skier Katya Crema, has placed 12th in the latest Nor-Am Super G event held at Panorama Mountain Resort, BC, Canada. On a rough track, over a technical set, Crema raced down the Skyline/Old Timer course in a time of 1 minute 23.84 seconds in a solid, well-skied result in blustery conditions.

NSWIS/SSA Halfpipe Development Team Update

NSWIS/SSA Halfpipe Development Team Update

20 December 2007

The NSWIS/SSA Halfpipe Development Team resumed northern hemisphere training in Colorado on November 20. Although there was limited terrain open at the time, there have been significant snowfalls since, allowing all the resorts around the area to be close to 100% open. Athletes in the team include Nathan Johnstone, Charlie Steibacher, Sam Murphy, Jarryd Williams and Jason Maxfield.

Seasons Greetings from the OWI

Seasons Greetings from the OWI

19 December 2007

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.

Shaw posts third top 20

Shaw posts third top 20

17 December 2007

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.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Australian Indigenous Olympians recognised for Olympic Day

Did you know?

Gold and silver medals must be made of 92.5 percent pure silver; the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold.

Did you know?

American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).