The results are in.. Australian winter sports update!

Source: www.owia.org

 

- 31st JanSnowboarder Scotty James

At the X-Games in Aspen, Colorado, in the Men's Super-Pipe final, Snowboarder Scotty James came 3rd putting on an impressive performance.

Unfortunately Torah Bright was unable to compete after suffering a concussion.

 

- 31st Jan

At the World Cup in Calgary, Canada, Mogul Skier Matt Graham made it to the super finals, with a total score of 48.93 placing him 5th overall.

“I had quite a good final #1 run which I was happy with, but a little disappointed with my super final run. I felt like I had the ability to back up last week and finish on the podium today, so moving forward this will be a goal for me to back up results and consistent performances week after week,” Graham said.

18th Place went to Rohan Chapman-Davies, and 13th to Britt Cox in the women’s.

"My qualifications run felt like the skiing I know I am capable of doing. Unfortunately, I did not repeat this in the final, and was unable to progress to the next round. I am choosing to look at my fourth in qualifying as a positive stepping stone, and it's now a matter of bringing it together in the final rounds," Cox said.

 

- 1st Feb

In the Men's Snowboard Cross final, Jarryd Hughes came 1st, with fellow Aussie teammate, Alex "Chumpy" Pullin following in atJarryd Hughes X-Games Gold 2nd, putting them both on the podium at the X-Games for the first time.

“I was in Germany for a World Cup last week, and all I could think about was winning Gold here. I just raced my race and did it; I am so happy right now,” Hughes said.

In the Women's Snowboard Cross final Belle Brockhoff came 4th. Then in the Men's Adaptive Snowboard Cross final, youngster Ben Tudhope came 3rd, taking his first X-Games bronze medal.

 

- 4th Feb

In the Aerials World Cup event, Samantha Wells scored her first ever podium finish in the final, with an impressive 2nd at Deer Valley in USA. 

“I have been working really hard on this routine in training, so I was just really happy to land a new jump in a final,” Wells said.

As soon as she landed the jump, Wells couldn’t contain her excitement.

“I just screamed out loud when I landed. I just kept going after I finished, and the finish area is quite small, that I actually ended up running into the fence, but I didn’t care,” an ecstatic Wells said.

It was a great time for the Aussie women with Danielle Scott finishing 4th and Renee McElduff finishing 8th, all reaching the final.

Unfortunately, David Morris missed out on qualifying for the Men's World Cup final, finishing 23rd.

 Matt Graham World Cup Gold

- 5th Feb

Matt Graham secured his first gold medal in the Moguls World Cup event at Deer Valley in Utah.

“I am super ecstatic; this is without a doubt the biggest and best result of my career to date.” Graham said.

Brodie Summers missing out on the finals after finishing 20th in qualifying. While Britt Cox’s finished 8th, just missing out on the super finals.

 

- 6th Feb

In the second World Cup event at Deer Valley in USA, Australian Freestyle Skier Danielle Scott took the silver.

“I just had my fingers and toes crossed; I knew it was close and when I realised I was second, it was just a great feeling,” Scott said.

Renee McElduff finished 15th and Samantha Wells 22nd in qualifying, missing out on the finals.

David Morris finished 24th in qualifying to miss out on a place in the Men's Final.

 

- 13th FebSami Kennedy-Sim Ski Cross

At the Double Header Ski Cross World Cup event in Sweden, Sami Kennedy-Sim made a sweet comeback placing 24th in the first race, backing it up the following day finishing 3rd, taking 19th place overall.

“It has been tough watching from the sidelines, but I am happy with my return to competition. Not getting through the eight finals both days feels a bit like a kick to the shins, but I am feeling a bit rusty as I haven’t raced since December. My body feels ok after the two competitions and I am still having some issues with my leg, but it would be unrealistic to expect to be pain free just yet.” Kennedy-Sim said.

Fellow Aussie Anton Grimus just missing out on a place in the quarter finals, with a 30th overall placing respectively.

 

- 14th Feb

At the Aerials World Cup event in Moscow, Samantha Wells qualified for the super final, finishing 6th.

“I hadn’t prepared any Full Double Fulls, but we decided to put it out there anyway and see how it went. The risk didn’t pay off. I made a bad call in the air to crash the landing and finished up sixth,” Wells said.

Defending Moscow World Cup Champion, Danielle Scott just missing out on the finals landing a 13th place in qualifying, as well as Renee McElduff who finished 16th.

David Morris finished in 23rd place in qualifying, therefore missing out on the men's finals.

 Australian Snowboarder Emily Arthur

- 14th Feb

At the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games, Australian Snowboarder Emily Arthur finished an impressive 2nd in the Halfpipe, with teammate Mahalah Mullins finishing 15th.

"I'm so excited! When I landed my second run I was over the moon and couldn't keep back my smile. I'm so, so happy." said Arthur.

 

- 15th Feb

In the Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup event in Japan, Kent Callister finished 6th scoring a thrilling 85.25 in the final, as well as teammate Nate Johnstone in 10th place. Meanwhile Scotty James finished up 24th place in qualifying.

Meanwhile in the Women’s Halfpipe final, Holly Crawford finished 8th.

 Alex Dickson Snowboard Cross

- 15th Feb

Just missing out on the Gold, Snowboard Cross athlete Alex Dickson has won Australia's second medal, a nice shiny Silver one at the Youth Winter Olympic Games.

"It's a dream come true. I always wanted a medal. The final was crazy. Everyone caught up to one another at one point and made it super tight, it was great racing.” Dickson said.

 

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