Australia's skiers and snowboarders have just wrapped up their most successful season ever! In the season finale Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin claimed his third World Cup podium for the season, taking Australia's total to 35 World Cup medals and 5 World Championships medals for the 2016 - 2017 season. The best previous medal haul was in 2012 - 2013 with 25 total medals (22 World Cup and 3 at the World Championships).

Other standout performances came from Scotty James who won his second consecutive halfpipe World Title. James secured the win with a massive 97.50 points in his second run eclipsing the rest of the world class field. James said his win was a dream come true “over the moon to call another gold medal mine after two years. I definitely thought about it waking-up and that it would be nice to win again and get another victory lap. Super stoked for that to happen!

Australia's Flying Kangaroos had a strong showing at the World Championships also. The team secured a double podium with Danielle Scott claiming silver and David Morris bronze in a best ever Australian Aerial Skiing Team performance at a ‎World Championships. “I got all the way to the super final and had a little freak out at the top, but went big and it worked out pretty well.” Morris said after the event. The aerial team bagged medals in multiple World Cup events during the season, and we also witnessed the golden return of Lydia Lassila who is eyeing off the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea.

Australia's other World Champion is Britt Cox. Britt won gold to become Australia’s first ever Single Mogul Skiing World Champion. This comes after already securing the women’s Mogul Skiing World Cup crown, a magnificent result!  After the World Championships win Cox said “All season this was the event in the back of my mind, this was the event that I really wanted to be successful at."

The future is looking bright for the Australian Winter Olympic Team! Australian figure skating pair Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya became the Junior World Pair Skating Champions with an historic win! To stay up to date on all the latest Olympic and World Cup news make sure you visit the OWIA website.

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World Champion Scotty James

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