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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.

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.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Figure Skaters selected on the Australian Winter Olympic team

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At London 2012 Australia won 7 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze, a total of 35 medals.

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Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.