The Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup competition heads to Korea this weekend for the final event of the series, which doubles as the Test Event for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
A year ago Australia took 17 rising winter athletes to the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games and returned home with five medals, a heap of top ten performances and a lifetime of amazing experiences.
Rio silver medallists, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan have won the 470 Australian National Championships held at Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club on Lake Macquarie from 10-12 February. While the Women’s title was won by 2016 Olympian Carrie Smith and crew Amelia Catt.
A world-class field, including four of the five top finishers in the men’s K1 at last year’s Rio Olympics, will compete in this weekend’s Australian Canoe Slalom Open in Penrith, Sydney.
This month, Australia’s oldest living Olympian, Frank Prihoda, made his Olympic debut at the 1956 winter Games in Italy.
Two-time World Champion Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin roared back on to the snowboard cross podium in Germany yesterday, winning gold at the Feldberg World Cup in a dramatic race which saw fellow Aussie Jarryd Hughes claim the silver.
Despite not finishing his only race at the 2017 World Championships, Harry Laidlaw is hoping the experience in St Moritz will help him push towards the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
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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.
Did you know?
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.