Unlike most of her peers who participated solely in gymnastics as juniors, Laura was also a strong skier, giving her an ideal skill base for the sport of Aerial Skiing.
In 2012, Laura became the fifth Australian female to win an Aerial Skiing World Cup event, taking victory in Kreischberg, Austria. Laura continued her success in the 2013 season adding a further two world cup medals, giving her a career total of four.
At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Laura finished in seventh place, a strong result at her first ever Olympics.
In 2015, Laura became the fourth Australian Aerial Skier to win a World Championship, taking gold in
Unfortunately Laura missed the 2015-2016 season due to injury, but has returned to water ramp training in late March 2016 and is now back to full program activities ahead of the 2016-2017 season.
With her strong technical base and a number of leading results already achieved in her first few years on the World Cup circuit, Laura will be one one of the leading contenders for a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Question & Answer:
Childhood ambition: To make a difference
Proudest Moment: Winning gold at the 2015 World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria.
I began this sport .... To push the limits
Favourite Food: Dumplings
Favourite overseas competition: Events in Kreischberg, Austria
Participation in other sports: I grew up competing in gymnastics and skiing recreationally
When I am not training/competing I am: Relaxing in Canberra with my amazing friends and family or traveling to HOT places!
Highest level of education achieved: I am currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition) at Charles Sturt University
Favourite overseas competition and why: Beijing in the Bird’s Nest!
Sponsors: Dalbello, Volkl, Marker, Canberra Alpine Club
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