Sochi Winter Olympics

Great effort by our Winter Olympians!

Congratulations to ski cross athletes Jenny Owens, Sami Kennedy-Sim, Scott Kneller and aerial skier Sam Wells for their performance at the Sochi Winter Olympics. 

Fantastic effort!

We have enjoyed watching and cheering the Australian team members but always more heartfelt when it was our Southern Alps members!

Sam Wells competed on day 7 ladies aerial event coming so very close to qualifying in her first jump, missing out by 0.28 points - Sam's second qualifing jump was great in the air but unfortunately Sam fell back in the landing and missed a place in the final by 8 points.

Scott competed on day 13 in the mens ski cross and placed 24th in the seeding, Scott was pushing up on second place in the 1/8 final when he failed to land after jump.

Our support team for the ladies Ski Cross at North's last Friday night (day 14) went off with flag waving and Aussie, Aussie, Aussie cheers but unfortunately both Sami and Jenny crashed during the seeding run and placed 25 and 26th. Sami did not have much luck in the 1/8 final crashing out and a small mistake by Jen in the 1/4 final put an end to her chance of a podum.

The free exchange of congratulations between competitors in these events was amazing - great sportsmanship between countries.