Australian halfpipe rider Scotty James will follow the lead of an increasing number of snowboarders by concentrating on one event for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Australia’s best young skiers are competing for a place at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (WYOG) when they race and undergo testing at Mt Hotham this week.
IOC: The IOC has approved new events in snowboarding, alpine skiing, speedaskating and curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
World Championship gold medals have secured aerial skier Laura Peel and snowboarder Scotty James the joint title of Australia’s Snowsports Athlete of the Year.
SNOWBOARD: Dual Olympian Scotty James claimed Australia’s second gold medal in the FIS Ski and Snowboard World Championships by taking out the Halfpipe competition, in Kreischberg, Austria.