Fifty six athletes (now sixty as of January 28) have been announced today to represent Australia at the Sochi Winter Olympics. This is the largest team Australia has sent to a Winter Olympic games to date.
There will be Australians in 10 of the 15 sports in Sochi: Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh, Cross Country, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Luge, Short Track, Skeleton, Snowboard and Speed Skating. The Freestyle Skiing section is the biggest with 21 athletes followed by the Snowboard squad with 11.
While some, including defending gold medalist Lydia Lassila who will be in her fourth Olympic campaign, have competed for Australia at the Winter Olympic Games before, seventy percent of the team are first Olympic timers.
We’ve listed the full list of selected Olympians below.
Lydia Lassila, David Morris, Danielle Scott, Samantha Wells, Laura Peel
Dale Begg Smith, Matt Graham, Sam Hall, Brodie Summers, Nicole Parks, Taylah O’Neill, Nicole Parks, Britt Cox
Jenny Owens, Katya Crema, Sami Kennedy-Sim, Scott Kneller, Anton Grimus
Russ Henshaw, Anna Segal
Amy Sheehan, Davina Williams
Alex Pullin, Jarryd Hughes, Cam Bolton, Belle Brockhoff
Torah Bright, Scotty James, Nate Johnstone, Kent Callister, Holly Crawford, Hannah Trigger, Stephanie Magiros.
Torah Bright, Scotty James
Greta Small, Ross Peraudo, Dominic Demschar, Lavinia Chrystal, Emily Bamford
Aimee Watson, Callum Watson, Esther Bottomley, Phil Bellingham
Astrid Radjenovic, Jana Pittman, Heath Spence, Duncan Harvey, Gareth Nichols, Lucas Mata
Michelle Steele, Lucy Chaffer, John Farrow
Brooklee Han, Brendan Kerry, Danielle O’Brien, Greg Merriman
Short track speed skating:
Deanna Lockett, Pierre Boda
Lucy Glanville, Alex Almoukov
TWO NEW TEAM MEMBERS FOR BIATHLON
24 January update
The 2014 Australian Team has just been boosted with the selection of 2 Biathlon representatives in Sochi. Congratulations to Youth Olympian Lucy Glanville & 2010 Olympian Alex Almoukov.
TWO NEW TEAM MEMBERS FOR ALPINE
28 January update
Emily Bamford and Lavinia Chrystal have been added to the Australian Olympic Alpine Team.
For the full bios of athletes visit the Australian Olympic Team page.