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Australian Team announced for 2019 Winter World Championships

30 January 2019

WINTER SPORTS: Ski & Snowboard Australia (SSA) has announced the Australian Team for the 2019 FIS World Championships for Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski, that kicks off in Utah from 1-10 February 2019.

On the back of a successful 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, the team boasts a strong mix of experience combined with fresh faces who are fast making a name for themselves on the international circuit.

Among the team are the three medalists from PyeongChang including Matt Graham (moguls silver medalist), Jarryd Hughes (snowboard cross silver medalist) and Scotty James (snowboard halfpipe bronze medalist).

Check out last year's Snowboard Halfpipe World Championships highlights, including James' gold-medal winning run.

James will be aiming for his third consecutive World Championship title and three-time Olympic mogul skier Britt Cox is also looking to defend her 2017 World title.

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin will be aiming to set a record for the most World Championship medals achieved by any Australian winter sport athlete if he can take out a fourth in the snowboard cross after claiming gold in 2011 and 2013, and bronze in 2017.

Jacqui Cooper, Dale Begg-Smith, Holly Crawford and Pullin all hold three medals to their name as Australia’s best performed World Championship athletes over the years.

After finishing fourth at PyeongChang and off the back of her first World Cup victory in Lake Placid this month, Jakara Anthony (mogul skiing) is on the up and up and will be looking to continue her good form into the World Championships.

Olympic Winter Institute of Australia CEO, Geoff Lipshut, said the Australian team will have their sights set on a strong showing at the 2019 World Championships as the team rebuilds at the start of the new Olympic cycle.

“Australia’s skiers and snowboarders have a strong reputation for being able to deliver on the international stage and we’re confident the team will continue to build on those results at the World Championships,” Lipshut said.

“There have been some really strong performances across the board already this international season.

“Scotty James is coming into the event in great form after winning his fourth straight event in at the X Games in Aspen on the weekend.

“There is a fair bit of depth in the team and we are excited to see what they can deliver at the 2019 FIS World Championships,” he said.

You can catch the team in action below (AEDT).

Australian Team for the FIS World Championships Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski
Mogul Skiing - Deer Valley - Saturday 9-10 February 

Jakara Anthony
Sohie Ash
Britt Cox
Claudia Gueli
Taylah O’Neill
Rohan Chapman-Davies
Matt Graham
James Matheson
Brodie Summers

Saturday 9 February
6.00 am - Womens Qualifying
9.35 am - Mens Qualifying
1.00 pm - Final

Sunday 10 February
10.25 am - Dual Qualiying
1.00pm - Dual Final

Snowboard Slopestyle & Big Air - Park City - Monday 11 February 
Matt Cox - 5.00 am - Final

Snowboard Halfpipe - Park City - 7- 9 February
Emily Arthur
Kent Callister
Scotty James

Thursday 7 February
3.00 am - Qualifying

Saturday 9 February
5.00 am - Final

Snowboard Cross - Solitude - 1-2 February
Cam Bolton
Jarryd Hughes
Adam Lambert
Alex Pullin

Friday 1 February
3.40 am - Qualifying

Saturday 2 February
5.00 am - Final

Aerial Skiing - Deer Valley - 6-8 February
Britt George
Laura Peel
Abbey Willcox
David Morris (Team event only)

Wednesday 6 February
6.00 am - Qualifying

Thursday 7 February
1.00 pm - Final

Friday 8 February
1.00 pm Team Aerials

Ski Cross - Solitude - 2-3 February
Sami Kennedy-Sim

Saturday 2 February
9.35 am - Qualifying

Sunday 3 February
7.00 am - Final

PGS/PSL - Park City - 5-6 February
Millie Bongiorno

Tuesday 5 February
3.00 am - PGS Qualifying and Final

Wednesday 6 February
3.00 am - PSL Qualifying and Final

Head to the event website  for the full schedule and follow the @AUSOlympicTeam on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for results and updates as the competitin gets underway.

Ski and Snowboard Australia

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