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.
Under the watchful, dedicated eyes of coaches Steve Desovich and Jerry Grossi, Cox continued to hone her skills, taking every opportunity to progress and attend to detail. Her love of race day and ability to mentally prepare for each event with equal importance has become legendary.
Britt Cox was jointly awarded (with Snowboarder Scotty James) as Ski & Snowboard Australia Athlete of the Year in April 2017.
In her career to date, she has competed in 41 World Cups, medalling in eleven.
The onslaught of Britt Cox on the World Cup Mogul Skiing circuit has an outstanding date with destiny, which she hopes to accomplish in February 2018 a t the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games.
Q & A
Proudest moment: Winning the World Championships in Spain 2017 and being crowned the 2016-2017 FIS Freestyle World Cup overall champ.
Best sporting memory from 2016/17 season: Standing on the top step of the World Cup Podium alongside my teammate Matt Graham in Calgary.
I began my sport because basically as soon as I could walk but I competed in my first mogul competition in 2003 when I was 8 years old. I used to chase my older brother around the mountain in the bumps and we would often build a jump off in the tress after school.
When I am not training or competing I am: Studying, hanging out with my dog, surfing, yoga
I enjoy my sport because I love the thrill of competition, the feeling of being in the air and skiing fast and the challenge of mastering the mental skills to put together a complete Mogul Skiing package and performance.
Education: I’m in my third year studies towards a bachelor of Communication through Griffith University /Open universities Australia.
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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