The youngest of three children and a keen trout fisherman, Anton comes from a family immersed in the Victorian alpine region as the son of Mt Buller legend Hans Grimus, proprietor of the famous Pension Grimus Hotel.
Grimus was a member of the Australian National Alpine Team and made the switch to Ski Cross in 2010 with immediate success, qualifying second for the final in his first World Cup start.
In December 2012, he made the World Cup podium with a bronze medal in Nakiska, Canada and by early 2013 placed 7th in the World Championships. Competing in his first Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Grimus placed 25th.
In 2014-2015, Grimus again was one of the fastest in the wold with strong qualifying times. His best World Cup performance came in Arosa, Switzerland, where he placed seventh.
Grimus timed his best performance of the 2015-2016 season perfectly, finishing in ninth place at the Olympic Test Event for PyeongChang.
Q & A
Proudest moment: competing at the 2014 Winter Games
I began Ski Cross in 2010 when I switched from Alpine. Previously I had done some Ski Cross in between Alpine for two years and thought I’d give it a crack
When I am not training or competing I am: making/drinking coffee or fly fishing
I enjoy my sport because its fast, it’s thrilling and keeps me on my toes. It’s head to head racing with tight competing and it’s a good lifestyle
Education: Bachelor of Commerce University of Melbourne and completing a post graduate engineering degree.
Favourite international competition: Val Thorens in France. It’s big … been on the tour for many years and the event has built up. The support is always good.
Favourite Food: Japanese. Sushi and sashimi… close call with schnitzel
Favourite Music: Acoustic reggae with a hint of rap
Favourite other sport to watch or play : Footy. (AFL)
Favourite sporting team: Collingwood Magpies.
My heroes are my parents
Sponsors: Mt Buller, Karbon, XTM, POP, Komperdell
Childhood Ambition: To go to the Olympic Games
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