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Owens says goodbye in style

22 February 2014
Jenny Owens looks on in the Freestyle Skiing Womens' Ski Cross Seeding on day 14 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE – SKI CROSS: Three-time Olympian Jenny Owens has called it a day on her skiing career after more than two decades at the top.

Katya Crema of Australia celebrates in the Freestyle Skiing Womens' Ski Cross 1/8 Finals on day 14 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE – SKI CROSS: Katya Crema produced the best skiing of her career to place a sensational seventh in the Ski Cross event at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Heath Spence of Australia pilots a run during a four-man bobsleigh practice session on Day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

BOBSLEIGH: Buoyed by their training runs, Australia’s 4-man Bobsleigh team are hoping for a top 15 finish when competition kicks off on Saturday.

Katya Crema waves in the Freestyle Skiing Womens' Ski Cross Seeding on day 14 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE SKIING-SKI CROSS: Australia’s three competitors in the women’s Ski Cross at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games have completed their seeding runs in slow wet conditions at Extreme Park but Sami Kennedy-Sim and Jenny Owens had small falls on the tough course.

Gold medalists Meaghan Mikkelson #12, Caroline Oullette #13, Melodie Daoust #15, Jayna Hefford #16 and Catherine Ward #18 of Canada celebrate during the medal ceremony.

ICE HOCKEY: In beating the USA to claim ice hockey gold in the women's competition on Thursday, veteran Canada forwards Jayna Hefford (CAN),Hayley Wickenheiser and Caroline Ouellette became the only athletes in their nation's history to win four straight Olympic titles.

James van Riemsdyk #21 of the United States skates against the Czech Republic during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff.

ICE HOCKEY: The closest of neighbours will once again become the best of enemies on Friday when they meet in the men's ice hockey semifinals at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Amy Sheehan of Australia competes in the Freestyle Skiing Ladies' Ski Halfpipe Qualification on day 13 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FREESTYLE – SKI HALFPIPE: Amy Sheehan has delivered another top 10 performance for Australia at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in the event's first Olympic final.

Brooklee Han of Australia competes in the Figure Skating Ladies' Free Skating on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FIGURE SKATING: Australia's Brooklee Han has finished the free program of the Sochi 2014 Figure Skating competition in 20th place. Han began the second phase of competition in 22nd after earning 49.32 points for her short program. She was the second athlete to take to the ice, following Korea’s Park So Youn.

Australian Ski Cross Athlete and dual Winter Olympian, Jenny Owens poses for a portrait on May 29, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

FREESTYLE - SKI CROSS: As the curtain falls on the Sochi 2014 Freestyle program, the Australian Team’s oldest athlete Jenny Owens will deliver her swan song in what promises to be an emotion-charged day.