A week after Australia's number one ranked skeleton athlete Michelle Steele finished one place off the podium in a World Cup race in Igls, Austria, the country's number two slider Emma Lincoln-Smith has missed a top ten finish by just one spot in a World Cup in Sigulda, Latvia.
Luger Hannah Campbell-Pegg has slid to her best result of the season, finishing in 33rd place in a World Cup event in Calgary, Canada, over the weekend.
Australia's leading women's bobsleigh pilot Astrid Loch-Wilkinson has driven to 18th place in a World Cup event in Igls, Austria, keeping herself and brakeman Kylie Reed closely in touch with a place in the line-up for the Torino 2006 Olympic competition.
Slalom specialist Jono Brauer has bounced back from his failure to finish in the opening race of the World Cup season, skiing to a 43rd place in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.
Two cross country skiers have completed the qualifying requirements for a place on the Australian team for Torino 2006, and another shown she is on track to join them after producing a record World Cup result.
Australian downhill skier Craig Branch has narrowly missed a top 60 per cent of field qualifying result for the Torino Winter Olympic Games team, finishing in 43rd place in the downhill in Val d'Isere, France.