Australian Championships

Sr AA
1 Georgia Godwin Queensland
2 Emily Little Western Australia
3 Madelaine Leydin Victoria

Sr VAULT
1 Emily Little Western Australia 14.937
2 Stephanie Magiros New South Wales 13.937
3 Madelaine Leydin Victoria 12.363

Steph Magiros is hoping to become the first Australian to go back-to-back in winter and then summer Olympics.

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Sr BARS
1 Rianna Mizzen Queensland 14.075
2 Madelaine Leydin Victoria 13.900
3 Georgia Godwin Queensland 13.750

Jr AA
1 Emily Whitehead Victoria
2 Talia Folino Victoria
3 Charleis Kingston-White Victoria

Jr BEAM
1 Talia Folino Victoria
2 Emily Whitehead Victoria
3 Charleis Kingston-White Victoria

Jr FLOOR
1 Emily Whitehead Victoria
2 Talia Folino Victoria
3 Charleis Kingston-White Victoria

Gymternet – 2015 Australian Championships Results

NY Times – Laís Souza documentary

… At 25, Souza was one of Brazil’s best gymnasts, a tiny two-time Olympian, and she had just heard exciting news: She had qualified for yet another Olympics. But this was the 2014 Winter Games, something completely new, and it gave her accomplishment an added resonance. In less than a week, Souza would be traveling to Sochi, Russia, to compete in aerial skiing, a sport she had never even heard of before taking it up seven months earlier. …

Celebrating the announcement, Laís, her coach and teammate Josi Santos, another gymnast, went skiing. On a black diamond run, Laís somehow fell into the trees.

She was paralyzed. :-(

Click PLAY or watch the documentary on YouTube. It’s honest. And Laís is making progress.

NY Times – SPORTS | A Life in Motion, Stopped Cold

Max Parrot – Switch Quadruple Underflip 1620

Looks difficult and dangerous to me.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

1st Quadruple Cork – Billy Morgan

Something like a quadruple side somi. With twist.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

The UK rider writes a new chapter in snowboard history by landing a Backside 1800 Quadruple Cork. …

That’s one full flip and half a rotation more than the previous biggest trick, a Triple Cork 1620, landed last month by Yuki Kadano at the US Open Slopestyle. …

Redbull

(via Mashable)

World Snowboard Federation rookies

107 of the best young riders from all over the world met in Austria for the 2015 Völkl World Rookie Finals. And SAFETY instruction.

Male Rookie Mons Røisland from Norway is taking home the title as WSF World Rookie Champion 2015 and a wild card for the Air & Style. …

Click PLAY or watch highlights on YouTube. (

World Figure Skating Championships

March 23-29, 2015 – Shanghai, China

Men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pairs, and ice dancing.

Click PLAY or watch a promo on YouTube.

Mikaël Kingsbury – freestyle skier

Mikaël Kingsbury … won an Olympic medal in 2014, finishing second to Alexandre Bilodeau in Sochi. He is the three-time reigning FIS Freestyle World Cup title holder for both moguls and overall freestyle. …

Here he is showing a sextuple twist into water.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Right now, the 22-year-old skiing phenom from Quebec is so far ahead of the field he already has the overall title locked up, with a third of the season still to go.

And that leaves Kingsbury with an interesting dilemma: he can probably win the final three World Cup races of the season and become the most decorated moguls skier in history, or he can risk losing one to do something no one in his sport has ever done before.

Kingsbury is fairly confident he can land a cork 1440 — that’s a partial back flip with a quadruple twist. …

Canadian freestyler Mikaël Kingsbury eager to push the envelope