Women's Development Coach Matt Lyons reports on southern hemisphere training and competition for leading national team skier Katya Crema.
Alex Pullin has made an impressive start to his 2007/08 World Cup snowboard cross campaign, reeling off successive personal best results and posting his first top ten placing. Pullin rode to 13th place in the opening event of the season in Valle Nevado, Chile, a career-high placing for the 20-year-old Mt Buller rider, whose best result in his four previous World Cup outings had been 18th in Furano in February this year.
Alex Pullin has continued his impressive start to the season with a career-best eighth placing in the second of two World Cups in Valle Nevado, Chile. The result puts the Mt Buller 20-year-old into 11th place on the World Cup snowboard cross rankings, in just his second year on the circuit.
Alex Pullin has made an impressive start to his 2007/08 World Cup snowboard cross campaign, finishing in 13th place in the opening event of the season in Valle Nevado, Chile. It was a career-high placing for the 20-year-old Mt Buller rider, whose best result in his four previous World Cup outings was 18th in Furano in February this year.
The Australian Men's Curling team recently returned from a five day training camp in New Zealand. The camp was the first of a series of OWI supported training camps that are being conducted in New Zealand, as the Australian Curling Team, currently ranked 8th in the world, prepares for the Pacific Championships, which will take place in Beijing, China, during November 2007.
OWI Scholarship athlete Ramone Cooper has taken out the 2007 Australian Continental Cup Mogul series, after skiing to second place in the Heineken ABOM Mogul Challenge at Mt Buller. Cooper lost his final duel in the ABOM event to world number three, Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada, 25-0, when he crashed after the top air.
Jacqui Cooper's achievements in aerial skiing were recognised this week when she was inducted into the Acrobatin Hall of Fame, at a function in Las Vegas.
Australian junior figure skating champion Cheltzie Lee has made an excellent international debut, finishing in fifth place in the Vienna Cup in Austria. Lee was placed sixth in the field of 33 after the first program, then skated to fourth place in the free program, finishing fifth overall.
Skating in her first overseas international event, Australia's Cheltzie Lee has placed sixth in a field of 33 skaters in the short program at the Vienna Cup in Austria.
OWI scholarship holder Ramone Cooper has finished in second place in the first round of the Australian Mogul Championships. Cooper scored 24.79 points from the judges, just short of the winning score of Japanese skier Kai Ozaki on 25.08.
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