Recruited to the sport by World Champion Kirstie Marshall, the former gymnast worked hard to become the sole male member of the Australian team.
The 2012-2013 World Cup season was a breakthrough year for Morris, finishing the season ranked second in the world, highlighted by his maiden World Cup victory in Bukovel, Ukraine, and the first world cup medal of his career, bronze, in Lake Placid, USA. The World Cup victory was the first ever by an Australian male in Aerial Skiing.
Morris made his Olympic debut at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, where he just missed the final by one place, finishing in thirteenth.
Heading into the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Morris was determined to avenge the disappointment from his near miss in 2010. This was achieved in the best possible way, taking home the silver medal in a remarkable performance.
After taking a break from competition during the 2014-2015 international season, Morris made a successful return in 2015-2016, winning World Cup medals in the first two events of the season.
Question & Answer:
Childhood Ambition: To represent Australia in a major sporting event. Or be an astronaut.
I began this sport .... In 2003When Kirstie Marshall saw me doing flips in my gym and asked if I would be interested in trying aerial skiing. Sounded awesome so I gave it a go and loved it. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Proudest moment: Sochi Olympics 2014 - Silver medal. 12 years training came down to 4 jumps at the Sochi Olympics, and my family was there to see it all come together.
Favourite Food: Chicken Parmigiana
Favourite Music: Anything you can listen to in the gym
Favourite overseas competition: Deer Valley, USA - Big crowds, fantastic event.
Participation in other sports: When I was younger - gymnastics, cricket, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, football
Sports Hero: Lydia Lassila
When I am not training/competing I am: taking photos making video edits and messing around on trampolines trying new skills.
Highest level of education achieved: Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Physical Education (RMIT)
Sponsors: Volkl Skis, Dalbello Boots, Marker Bindings, Oakley Bounce Inc
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