After a great start for the Aussies yesterday, Day two has been a rollercoaster of emotions for the Aussies - as heart breaking for some as it has been glorious for others.

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Tess Coady in training

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The ladies slopestyle event was postponed due to bad weather but not before Australias youngest athlete Tess Coady was hit with a gust of wind mid air during the practise run that sent her off balance and crashing to the barriers. Unfortunately for Tess she sustained a knee injury that will put her out of the Games.

Our hearts all go out to Tess, with so much effort and so much determination, it seems unimaginable to have that taken away so close to the event. However I’m sure that we’ll see far more to come out of the youngster in the near future, here’s to a great recovery and a safe return in the future!

A few hours later there was elation for another of Australia's young guns.

After a second qualification round, Jakara Anthony and Maddi Himbury qualified with solid runs before the final, whilst Claudia Gueli unluckily had a minor scuff in her otherwise fantastic run. Again after showing her skill and potential within these games, we’ll definitely be seeing more of her in the future!

Britt at Finals

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And then in the ladies Moguls finals, Jakara took out 4th overall in the ladies moguls. Current world champion Britt Cox also just missed out on the podium with a 5th place finish. From chatting to her dad Graham she will be feeling a little disappointed but knowing Britt, she will be so happy for her teammates and it will only make her more determined.

This final was amongst the toughest I have ever seen and our team not only skied well, but are the best ambassadors to the event we could have to represent the Green and Gold. Very well done girls, we look forward to seeing what you can do in the future!

In the men's Luge, Alex Ferlazzo had to improve upon his 21st placing to make it through to the final round, but unfortunately didn’t quite make it this time. The youngster still has plenty of time on his hands, so we’ll be sure to keep an eye on him in the future and leading into Beijing 2022.

Alex Luge

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