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What songs get our Aussie winter stars pumped up

23 February 2018

FREESTYLE SKI & SNOWBOARD: With the grace of a dancer, the elevation of a gymnast and the ability to fly through the air like soundwaves, it’s no wonder that our winter athletes use a good playlist to keep motivated and on the move.

In freestyle skiing and snowboard events in particular, it’s quite common to see competitors at the start line with their earphones in, grooving along to the tunes they love.

Have you ever wondered what they are listening to before they drop in to the halfpipe or fly out of the start gate?

From classic Aussie rock to electronic pop, there is a wide variety of styles and artists that get the nod from our Winter Games athletes.

Here are some of our PyeongChang Olympians’ favourite tracks to hear out on the mountains.

Anton Grimus (ski cross)
Follow You Down – Gin Blossoms
Only Wanna be with You – Hootie and the Blowfish
Pot of Gold – Lyall Moloney, Dylan Frost

Emily Arthur (snowboard halfpipe)
Superbass - Nicki Minaj
Valerie - The Zutons
All The Small Things - Blink 182
17 - The Radiators
Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother
Just What I Needed - The Cars

Jackie Narracott (skeleton)
Hit me with you best shot - Pat Benetar 
All fired up - Pat Benetar 
You shook me all night long - AC/DC
Thunderstruck - AC/DC 
Loving each day - Ronan Keating 
Can't stop the feeling - JT


Jess Rich (Big Air)
Ohh La La - Goldfrapp
I Belong Here - Set Mo
Be Mine - Ofenbach
Gold - Kiiara
Cola - Camelphat, Elderbrook

Russ Henshaw (ski slopestyle)
Boys From The Bush – Lee Kernigan
Land Down Under – Men at Work

Sami Kennedy-Sim (ski cross)
Gooey - Glass Animals
Breathe- Kylie Minogue
Even Flow- Pearl Jam
Hard act to follow- Grinspoon

Scotty James (snowboard halfpipe)
Back in Black – AC/DC
Dirty Deeds – AC/DC
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fleetwood Mac

Candice Keller

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