February 2017 was a history-making month for Australian athletes around the globe. Winter athletes cemented their place on the international stage, records were broken, medals were won and world class events debut on Australian soil.
The rise and rise of Australia’s Mogul Queen Britt Cox this season has culminated in her winning the Overall FIS Ladies Freestyle Skiing Crystal Globe, which puts the talented skier in the same company as Olympic Gold medallist Dale Begg-Smith, and World Champion and five-time World Cup Champion Jacqui Cooper.
It has been a bumper start to the year for Australian athletes and whether it’s on the pitch, in the snow, or on the track, the action is not letting up. Here are five burning questions that will be answered in the month of March.
Australia has joined with other participating nations to farewell the Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games at the official closing ceremony on Sunday 26 February.
Sophie Ash and Jakara Anthony have delivered Australia another two strong Asian Winter Games results, finishing fifth and sixth respectively in the women’s moguls.
Russia’s Sunny Valley resort, where Sami Kennedy-Sim and Anton Grimus competed on the weekend, attracted massive crowds at the newest venue on the ski cross World Cup circuit.
Australia’s Super Saturday in winter sports moved up another notch last night in Minsk, Belarus when Lydia Lassila won her second World Cup and Danielle Scott took silver, reclaiming the overall Aerial Skiing World Cup number one position.
Australian athletes are feeling confident for the rest of their competition after experiencing strong qualification runs in the men’s and women’s Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games Dual Moguls, which were held Friday at the Bankei Ski Arena.