A former Australian National Alpine Team skier, Katya Crema made the transition to Ski Cross in January 2008.
Crema had a set back early in here Ski Cross career, after a crash in March 2008 required her to undergo ACL reconstruction surgery of her right knee. Fortunately Crema made a successful recovery in time for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, where she finished in 15th place.
2012-2013 was a breakthrough season, achieving three World Cup top-ten results and a personal best eighth place at the World Championships in Voss, Norway.
In 2013-2014, Crema was again Australia's leading Ski Cross athlete, producing our best result at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games in her sport. Crema achieved a top-eight semi-finals performance, finishing in seventh place. The result was achieved on the back of a courageous and skilful passing manoeuvre in the quarter finals which saw her move into second place and hold on until the finish line, earning her a spot in the semi-finals.
Question & Answer:
Childhood Ambition: To become the best athlete I could be, and compete at the Olympic Games in a sport that I love.
I began this sport .... when I made the switch from Alpine to Ski Cross at age 18. Never looked back!
Proudest Moment: Putting everything together on the day, and finishing 7th at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Favourite Food: Italian
Favourite Music: Anything that evokes excitement.
Participation in other sports: Alpine Ski Racing (until 19), Cycling, Surfing
When I am not training/competing I am: Completing a Masters of Property at Melbourne University
Highest level of education achieved: Bachelor & Masters Degree
Favourite overseas competition and why: Any Olympic Games event or X Games in Aspen, Colorado, USA.
Sponsors: Rip Curl, POC, K2, 2XU, XTM, Komperdell, Premax
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