For short track speed skaters Lachlan Hay and Jeremy Beck the quest to compete at the Vancouver Olympics will be realised or extinguished tomorrow.
Over the past weekend, many of the Australian vying for a spot on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter team, competed in qualification events. Below is a listing of their results:
Dale Begg-Smith has successfully completed the first step in his comeback from injury, finishing in fourth place in the opening mogul skiing World Cup event of the season in Soumu, then backing up for fifth place in the second event on the Finnish course.
Australia could take as many as four speed skaters to Vancouver 2010, after another series of record-breaking performances over the weekend. Sophie Muir and Josh Lose look set to secure places on the ice after the final Games qualifying event in Utah.
Hannah Campbell-Pegg has secured an Australian place in luge at the Vancouver Olympics. Campbell-Pegg finished in 20th place in the final qualifying event of the season, a Nation Cup race in Lillehammer, to cement her place in the top 30 ranked competitors.
Australian bobsleigh and skeleton athletes have continued their strong performances in North America, with two gold medals and another bronze the return from the weekend’s America’s Cup competition in Calgary, as ABSA Secretary General Murray Turner outlines in this edited report:
Mark van der Ploeg has skied to his best World Cup result, finishing in 80th place in the sprint in Davos, Switzerland. Van der Ploeg completed the qualification round in a time of four minutes 5.17 seconds, 11.73 seconds behind the fastest skier, Alexey Petukhov of Russia.
Sophie Muir and Josh Lose look set to secure speed skating places for Australia at Vancouver 2010 after the second day of the final Games qualifying event in Utah.
Sophie Muir and Josh Lose look set to secure speed skating places for Australia at Vancouver 2010 after the second day of the final Games qualifying event in Utah. Muir skated to a new national record in the 500m at the World Cup in Salt Lake City, posting 38.60 seconds to finish in eighth place in Division B.
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