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First top 30 for Branch

First top 30 for Branch

17 December 2007

Craig Branch has made the first downhill top 30 of his career, and lifted his pb six spots, skiing to 27th place in Val Gardena, Italy. In a weekend that emphatically demonstrated the success of his comeback from injury, the Perisher Blue 30-year-old had also set a pb in the super G a day earlier, finishing in 31st place.

First top 30  for Branch

First top 30 for Branch

16 December 2007

Craig Branch has made the first downhill top 30 of his career, and lifted his pb six spots, skiing to 27th place in Val Gardena, Italy. Branch emphatically demonstrated the success of his comeback from injury, recording a time of one minute 59.16 seconds down the 3.5km Saslong course.

Seventh another PB for Aussie slider

Seventh another PB for Aussie slider

15 December 2007

Emma Lincoln-Smith has continued her march towards the top echelon of the skeleton World Cup, finishing in seventh place in Lake Placid, New York, to post her second personal best result of the season.

Branch skis to second pb for the season

Branch skis to second pb for the season

15 December 2007

Downhill racer Craig Branch has produced his second personal best of the season, finishing in 31st place in the super G in Val Gardena, Italy.

Begg-Smith sixth in season opener

Begg-Smith sixth in season opener

14 December 2007

Low scores on his jumps have relegated Dale Begg-Smith to sixth place in the opening event of the 2007/08 moguls skiing World Cup in Tignes, France. The defending champion was the quickest down the course and had the second highest points for his turns, but also had the lowest jump score of the 12 finalists by a significant margin.

Begg-Smith, Cooper ready to defend their titles

Begg-Smith, Cooper ready to defend their titles

11 December 2007

Dale Begg-Smith begins the defence of his World Cup moguls skiing title on Thursday evening when the 2007/08 season opens in Tignes, France. A week after the moguls opening, Australia’s other World Cup champion, Jacqui Cooper, will commence her 14th aerial skiing season.

Begg-Smith, Cooper ready to defend titles

Begg-Smith, Cooper ready to defend titles

11 December 2007

Dale Begg-Smith begins the defence of his World Cup moguls skiing title on Thursday evening when the 2007/08 season opens in Tignes, France.

Mitsubishi is the official vehicle sponsor of the OWI

Mitsubishi is the official vehicle sponsor of the OWI

10 December 2007

Moguls skier Michael Robertson and aerial skier Bree Munro took delivery of two Mitsubishi Pajero vehicles on behalf of the OWI this week. Mitsubishi has entered into an agreement with the Institute to be its official vehicle sponsor, and the cars were handed over to our athletes by Mitsubishi’s Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs, Lenore Taylor.

Another top ten for Steele

Another top ten for Steele

7 December 2007

Michelle Steele has slid to another top ten finish in the skeleton World Cup, placing eighth in Park City, Utah. Steele was lying in sixth position after the opening run down the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic track, but slipped back two places on her second run.

Branch posts downhill career best in return to crash site

Branch posts downhill career best in return to crash site

4 December 2007

In the second event since coming back from a major knee injury, Craig Branch has skied to the best downhill result of his career, finishing in 33rd place in the Beaver Creek World Cup in Colorado. And a day earlier, Jono Brauer finished in 27th place in the super combined at the same venue.

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