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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lachlan Hay has skated to the best result of his career, making his first top ten in the process. Hay finished in ninth place in the second of two 1500m events contested on the 2006 Olympic ice rink in Torino.
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 Colorad
Michelle Steele has started the 2008 skeleton season in great style, placing fifth in the Calgary World Cup. OWI/AIS team-mate Emma Lincoln-Smith was also in fine form on the Olympic track, posting a career best ninth place.
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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.
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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.