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OWI Olympians honoured in Australia Day list

OWI Olympians honoured in Australia Day list

31 January 2007

Three OWI athletes were recognised in the 2007 Australia Day Honours list, a fitting acknowledgment of their achievements in winning Olympic medals during the past 8 years. Zali Steggall, Steven Bradbury and Alisa Camplin were all awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Good conditions, racing a boost for alpine skiers in Canada

Good conditions, racing a boost for alpine skiers in Canada

30 January 2007

Ski and Snowboard Head Alpine Coach Matt Lyons reports on Australia's National Alpine Development Women's program. "After arriving in Alberta, Canada, toward the end of November, following the successful completion of their Year 12 exams, NSWIS scholarship athletes Tomi Crewes and Katya Crema proceeded to get their 'snow-feet' back, after what was a significant break over the past schooling year."

Crawford takes first victory in European Open

Crawford takes first victory in European Open

29 January 2007

Holly Crawford has won her first international event, taking the European Open halfpipe event in Laax, Switzerland, overnight. Crawford defeated Canadian rider Sarah Conrad and Ellery Hollingsworth from the USA in a performance that OWI Head Halfpipe Coach Ben Wordsworth described as the best of her career.

Shaw 35th in Swiss World Cup

Shaw 35th in Swiss World Cup

28 January 2007

Jo Shaw has finished in 35th place in the World Cup parallel slalom in Nendaz, Switzerland. Shaw recorded a qualifying run time of 37.64 seconds, 2.69 seconds behind German rider Selina Joerg, missing a place in the second qualifying round.

Steele sixth in World Skeleton Championships

Steele sixth in World Skeleton Championships

27 January 2007

Michelle Steele has finished in sixth place in the World Skeleton Championships on one of the toughest tracks on the international circuit. Competing in her first world titles, and in just her second year of sliding, Steele finished the four-run St Moritz event in a total time of four minutes 47.09 seconds, 2.96 seconds behind the winner, Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States.

Bright beats the world's best in X Games

Bright beats the world's best in X Games

26 January 2007

Torah Bright has beaten the best halfpipe riders in the world to win the prestigious Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Bright out-rode Torino gold medallist Hannah Teter, silver medallist Gretchen Bleiler, 2002 Olympic champion Kelly Clark and reigning world champion Manuela Pesko to claim her first X Games title in a brilliant display of halfpipe skills.

Crawford, Burton miss finals at World Championships

Crawford, Burton miss finals at World Championships

21 January 2007

Holly Crawford and Andrew Burton have both missed qualifying for the halfpipe final at the World Snowboard Championships in Arosa, Switzerland.

Wang takes bronze at Australian Youth Olympic Festival

Wang takes bronze at Australian Youth Olympic Festival

21 January 2007

Australian figure skater Tina Wang has claimed the bronze medal in the Ladies event at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney. After placing third in the short program, the 15-year-old Brisbane skater delivered her best free program to date, an error-free performance with excellent expression.

Southee, Merriman in the medals at Australian Youth Olympic Festival

Southee, Merriman in the medals at Australian Youth Olympic Festival

21 January 2007

Olympic Winter Institute short track team member Ben Southee has skated to gold in the 1000m at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival, capping off a meet which saw the local skaters collect two gold, two silver and two bronze medals against tough international opposition.

Steele retains top five status after 13th placing in Igls

Steele retains top five status after 13th placing in Igls

20 January 2007

Michelle Steele has slipped back to number five in the world after finishing in 13th place in a World Cup in Igls, Austria. Steele, who won Australia's first skeleton medal last weekend recorded a combined time of one minute 52.88 seconds, 0.99 of a second behind race winner Anja Huber of Germany.

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Did you know?

Australia continued its medal winning streak at the Winter Games with three athletes reaching the podium at Sochi 2014 - David Morris (Silver, Aerials), Torah Bright (Silver, Halfpipe) and Lydia Lassila (Bronze, Aerials).

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.