Cam Bolton made his second Olympic appearance at the PyeongChang 2018 Games after the broadercross rider debuted at the Sochi 2014 Olympics. In PyeongChang, Bolton finished tenth, placing fourth in the Small Final after a crash in the semi-final saw him injure his wrist and narrowly miss out on joining Aussie teammates Hughes and Pullin in the Super Final.
The 26-year-old from Sorrento, Victoria originally competed in both skiing and snowboarding but at age 15 made the decision to specialise in snowboard cross. At the Sochi Games, competing alongside fellow Aussies Alex Pullin and Jarryd Hughes, Bolton cruised through the 1/8 and quarter-finals and was poised to progress to the big final (medal race) until he fell victim to a racing incident in the semi-final.
Battered, bruised, with a bloodied nose and a wrist which was later found to be broken, a courageous Bolton lined up in the small final only to crash again. The highest placed Aussie at the 2014 Games, Bolton showed a level of promise and determination beyond the 11th place that sits in the Sochi record books.
The talented rider, who finished fifth at the prestigious X Games leading into Sochi, has also competed in Surf Lifesaving at a national level in the Ironman, Board Race, Surf Race + 2km Beach Run. He was the Under 19 State Champion for the 2km Beach Run.
After securing his best World Championships result to date, a 15th place at the 2015 Championships in Austria, Bolton narrowly missed out on his first ever World Cup podium at the opening race of the 2015-2016 season, finishing a personal best fourth place. Bolton wrapped up his 2016-2017 ranked 20th in the international rankings.