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.
Craig Branch has shown the benefit of his training and competition in the opening event of the season in Lake Louise last weekend, with a promising training run in Beaver Creek.
Australia has won silver at the Pacific Curling Championships in Beijing, but also grasped a golden opportunity to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The Australian team of Hugh Millikin, Ian Palangio, Sean Hall and Stephen Johns (and alternate Stephen Hewitt) went down in the final to host nation China by 2 points to 9.
Australia's Skeleton Development team has made a promising start to the season, with Ami Wallace taking the bronze medal in a Europa Cup event in Igls, Austria. Team-mate Teniele Richards also made the top ten, finishing in ninth place in the 33-woman field.
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Andrew Hoy (Equestrian) has attended 7 Summer Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012).
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