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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.
Unfortunately Grimus had his fair share of injury problems during the 2014-2018 quadrennial, including undergoing knee surgery in 2017. He finished in 32nd place at the 2017 World Championships in Spain and has secured a handful of top 20 finishes over the 2016-2018 World Cup circuit.
Grimus missed out on progressing through to the quarterfinals in PyeongChang after placing fourth in his eighth final heat at Phoenix Snow Park, ending his second campaign in 30th. His event was impacted by a broken clavicle, showing great courage to push out the gate.
Q & A
Proudest moment: competing at the 2014 Winter Games
I began my sport 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: Working in the family business and completing my studies.
I enjoy my sport because ... it always pushes you to your limits and challenges day-in day-out, and you also get to travel the globe!
Education: BComm University of Melbourne, Completing M-Engineering at the University of Melbourne currently.
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: Schnitzel
Favourite Music: Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Favourite other sport to watch or play : Footy. (AFL)
Favourite sporting team: Collingwood Magpies.
My hero is ... Herman Maier
Childhood Ambition: Ski like Herman Maier
Sponsors: Mt Buller, Komperdell, HEAD, Karbon, XTM and Mercedes Benz Berwick
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