Trying a winter Olympic sport that you can’t train for in Australia and then nine months later securing selection for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games is nothing short of remarkable.
Christmas has come early for two of Australia’s brightest young winter prospects Mollie Fernandez and Alex Dickson who have been selected to the Australian Team for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
Darcie Morton, 15, and Jethro Mahon, 16, will have the chance to live out their Olympic dreams after being officially selected to the Australian Team for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
My name is Lilly and I will be representing Australia for cross-country skiing at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Norway.
As you are probably thinking, it's quite uncommon for a 15-year-old girl from Perth, Western Australia to be competing at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
As Australia begins to heat up, Austria is beginning to cool down and while leaving the beach-friendly weather for the freezing cold is not everyone’s cup of tea it sits perfectly well with ski cross star Doug Crawford.
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Did you know?
Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.