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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.)

'Tweaked' knee ends Branch's Bormio hopes

'Tweaked' knee ends Branch's Bormio hopes

30 December 2007

A tweaked knee in training has prevented Craig Branch from adding to his World Cup points, the Perisher Blue skier going out early in the famed Bormio downhill over the weekend.

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.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Winter Olympic Team Formal Uniform launch

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?

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.