Britt Cox has come a long way since the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games when she became the Australia’s youngest winter Olympian since 1960.
Growing up in the Victorian Alps in Falls Creek, Britt’s family are all passionate mogul skiers.
During the intervening years from a young teenager soaking up and learning from her first Olympic campaign, Cox has developed, learned and conquered every milestone to become Australia’s first women’s Mogul World Champion in early 2017 at the final event of her astonishing 2016/17 season.
The now 22-year-old dominated the 2016/17 season with seven World Cup Mogul Skiing victories and overall FIS Crystal Globe winner.
The Ladies Overall Crystal Globe is awarded to the freestyle skier who has accumulated the most points in any of the freestyle skiing disciplines (Moguls, Aerials, Ski Cross, Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air).
Cox’s seven victories in eleven events for the season accumulating 894 points in what was a superb World Cup season. Cox joins only Olympic Champion Alisa Camplin, on seven wins in a single World Cup season, the most by an Australian Winter Sports athlete.
Her record-breaking achievements began in 2010 as the second youngest athlete to represent Australia in winter games history and the youngest competitor at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
Cox was the first Australian woman to medal a Moguls World Cup in 2012 (Bronze - Deer Valley, USA), repeated that result in Lake Placid in 2013 and continued to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games where the now two-time Olympian put the Moguls world on notice by finishing in fifth place.
In 2012 Cox was awarded an Australia Sport Hall of Fame scholarship – an opportunity she relished and still talks about today as being one of the cornerstones that has helped propel her to the top of the world.
At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Britt achieved fifth place - the highest ever placing by an Australian female mogul skier at the Olympics.
By early 2015, Britt Cox had another two bronze medals, and this time one of those was at the World Ski Championships – again a first for Australia.
The 2016/2017 Moguls World Cup season was Cox's most successful season to date. Cox won gold in seven of the 11 World Cup events of the season and podiumed at two other events. She was awarded the women’s FIS Freestyle Skiing Crystal Globe, which is awarded to the freestyle skier who has accumulated the most points in any of the freestyle skiing disciplines (moguls, aerials, ski cross, slopestyle, halfpipe and big air).
Two weeks after she was awarded the Crystal Globe, Cox became Australia’s first ever moguls skiing World Champion when she took out the title in Sierra Nevada, Spain in March 2017, making her one of Australia’s most successful winter athletes of all time. She was awarded the 2017 Snowsports Australia Athlete of the Year, shared with snowboard halfpipe World Champion Scotty James.
Cox headed into the 2018 Olympic Winter Games ranked third in the world, after winning two World Cup events in Ruka, Finland, and Calgary, Canada.
In PyeongChang, Cox matched her previous best Olympic Result, finishing fifth in the final.
Q & A
Proudest moment: Winning the World Championships in Spain 2017 and being crowned the 2016-2017 FIS Freestyle World Cup overall champ.
I began my sport in Falls Creek, Victoria. I used to chase my older brother around the mountain in the bumps and we would often build a jumps off the sides of the runs after school. I competed in my first mogul competition in 2003 when I was 8 years old and was immediately hooked.
When I am not training or competing I am: Practicing yoga, teaching yoga, studying and walking my dog.
I enjoy my sport because ... I am passionate about challenging myself and maximising my ability as a skier. I love the excitement of jumping and skiing fast but most of all I love the task of mastering the mental skills that the sport requires to put a whole run together in as a competitive package.
Education: I am currently studying towards a Bachelor of Communication (majoring in PR and Journalism). I am also a certified Yoga teacher
Favourite international competition: Deer Valley, Utah
Favourite Food: Moreton Bay Bug
Favourite Music: Ziggy Alberts
Favourite other sport to watch or play: Surfing
Favourite sporting team: The Australian Olympic Team
My Hero is: Hoggy
Sponsors: ID One Skis, Oakley, Falls Creek, XTM
Childhood Ambition: Win Gold at the Olympics
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