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Winter athletes in action across the world

17 December 2018

WINTER SPORTS: Australian winter athletes have notched impressive weekend results across North America and Europe, headlined by a Scotty James’ win and silver for monobob pilot Breeana Walker.

James, fresh off last week’s gold medal at the Copper Mountain World Cup, claimed his second title of the season, taking out the Dew Tour Snowboard Modified Superpipe. The competition in Breckenridge, Colorado saw 10 of the best snowboarders in the world compete in a modified pipe, with James scorching the field with 93.33 on his first run.

On the other side of the world, Australia’s bobsledders were in action in Germany at the Konigssee European Cup Races.

In the women’s monobob, which will make its Olympic debut in 2022, Breeana Walker won silver against a stacked field of World Cup pilots, only 0.39 seconds off the winner, Christine De Bruin from Canada. Walker was ecstatic at the result after initially struggling to come to terms with the difficult course.

“I found the track fun but extremely challenging, and a podium finish seemed out of reach,” Walker said.

“But I stuck to the plan and hoped things would click at the right time, and they did! I couldn’t be happier.”

Walker also paired with Jamie Scroop in the 2-person bobsleigh, finishing 10th in the first Konigssee Europa Cup and  9th in the second event the following day.

2 person bob

Skeleton slider Jackie Narracott kicked off her World Cup season, , finishing 10th in the at Winterberg, Germany. Narracott’s second run was scorching, the 7th fastest of the entire competition, highlighting her strong form for the upcoming season.

The 2018/19 FIS Ski Cross World Cup is underway after a lack of snow and warm temperatures caused two event cancellations in Val Thorens and Montafon. The first races of the new season were held in Arosa, Switzerland, with dual Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim qualifying for Monday night's final in 14th place, and finishing 15th in the final.

Australians Lilly Speiser and Douglas Crawford performed well on World Cup debut, finishing 29th and 57th respectively.

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