Last week i attended the Australian Winter Olympic Shadow Team Assembly. The assembly involved getting fitted for all the 2014 winter olympic uniforms, filling out alot of paperwork, photographs, medical checks, flu shot and getting a breiffing on how the olympics runs.
It was a very exciting day with alot of official business involved.
Here are some shots while having fun in the photobooth with our team mascot BK (Boxing Kangaroo)
Also having a laugh with the largest rain coat on the smallest person.
Sunday 28th of April was one morning i did not see coming. I had only been home in sydney for 3 days when i started suffering from stomach pains and constant vomiting which resulted in my dad needing to rush me to the emergency room at St George Hospital at 5am. It only took a quick review by 1 doctor to diagnose me with appendicitis and book me in for surgery that morning.
My Operation went as well as expected with no complications and doctor said i should make a full recovery in 6 weeks time.
I am currently released from hospital and back at home where i can now concentrate on my recovery.
This week I achieved the best result of my career by getting 10th in the Park City
World Cup / Grand Prix.
The Park City World Cup was also a US Grand Prix event meaning it counted for both FIS and TTR points.
I landed both my Qualification Runs scoring a 65.3 which is my highest score in a world cup yet. This had me in 5th position in my heat and securing myself a spot in my first Semi-final. Both my coaches (Berto and Boydy) were very happy with how I rode in qualification, because I was guaranteed a top 10 finish no matter how semis went.
I landed my first semi-final run not scoring as well as I did in qualification but that was ok. Then I switched my run around for my second semis run but was unable to land my crippler 7.
All up it was a great day achieving my personal best so far and walking away with a 10th place and a huge smile on my face.
After this great result I am currently sitting in 7th position on the World Snowboard Rankings and in the Top 20 on the FIS World Cup Tour Rankings.
I dont remember the last time i actually had Australia day in Australia but its still my favourite day of the season living in america!
The night before i decided to compete in a local usasa event to try and qualify for nationals.
There were 5 other local girls competing in open womens one of them being a fellow aussie!
Being australia day and not a serious comp i wanted to have some fun wearing as many aussie flags as i possible could, having then on the back of my bindings and wrapped around my leg and as a cape.
I was able to calm down from all the aussie excitment and focus on landing a run for the comp which i was able to land both my runs including a new combo ive been trying to land the past few World Cups.
My run was Air, Back 5, Air, Air, Front 3, Haakon Flip (Switch inverted 720), Crippler 7 (Inverted 720). It was the first time i landed back to back 7s in competition and it was more than enough to take home the Gold.
It was a great feeling standing on the top of the podium on Australia Day!
This year World Champs were held in Stoneham Canada. i was super excited to get back to Stoneham Quebec as i had a great time there last year and i absolutly love Quebec City!
We first flew into Montreal to organise our Russian Visas for the test event in russia next month. Thankfully all of the visas were approved and we were able to continue onto Stoneham.
We experience a bit of crazy weather leading up to the comp and were unable to have good quality practice days, but all my preperations leading up to this event kept me calm and knew i could pull it out on the day.
I landed my first run being my safety run i was stoked to have scored a 52 which was my highest score in a world cup so far. For my second run i added my crippler 7 last hit and was unable to land on my feet leaving me with my first runs score!
I finished 16th overall and the 3rd ranked aussie.
Last week i competed in the Copper World Cup whioch was also a US Grand Prix event so it counted for FIS and TTR World Snowboard Tour Points!
I had a solid amount of training leading up to this first even of the season and i was confident on the day of the event as my preperation was spot on.
I finished 27th out of 45 girls. I was very happy to have landed my first run of Air, Back 5, Air, Air, Front 3, Haakon Flip.
Going into my secound run i wanted to step it up as i had already landed my saftey run and recieved my highest score in a world cup so i decided to switch my run around and drop in on the other wall so i could add my Crippler 7 at the end. Unfortunatly i fell on my last hit being the crippler 7 but was still happy with how i competed and my result.
This event was the 2nd event of the Olympic Qualifyers and there were 4 Australians competing and i finished the 2nd highest ranked aussie which i was very happy about!
My next event is World Champs in Stoneham Quebec, CANADA!