Jenny Owens

Sport: 
Status: 
Athlete
Nickname: 
Jen
Age: 
36
Place of Birth: 
Sydney, NSW
Place of Residence: 
Melbourne, VIC
Scholarship Commenced: 
Tuesday, 1st July 2008
Scholarship Year: 
7
Biography: 

Heading into her third and final Olympic campaign, Australia’s most successful female Ski Cross athlete Jenny Owens is aiming to finish her career with an outstanding Olympic performance.

Starting her career as an alpine skier, Jenny competed successfully at Olympic and World Cup levels, highlighted by a top-10 performance in the combined discipline at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, USA. After the games in Salt Lake City, Jenny reached a crossroad in her career. She made a tough decision to retire from racing and join the workforce in a 9-5 job.

After 18 months, she realised that she had more to offer winter sports and made a comeback in the Ski Cross discipline, which was added to the Olympic program for the first time at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games

As a ski cross athlete, Jenny has achieved a number of outstanding results including two World Cup silver medals and a fifth place performance at the 2011 World Championships.

Personal Best Results: 
  • Olympic Winter Games - 13th, Vancouver, CAN, 2010
  • World Championships - 5th, Deer Valley, USA, 2011
  • World Cup - 2nd, Flaine, FRA, 2008
  • Note: current as @ 01 April 2013

Proudest Moment: Bronze Medal - X Games 2012
Favourite Food: Ice cream
Personal Motto: "When you aim for the extraordinary learn to accept the fact that you are going to make mistakes and frequently experience moments of setback, loss and frustration, because the road to greatness is paved with stones of failure and disappointment."
I began this sport .... To have fun! Then it turned Olympic, it’s still fun but much more serious!
Participation in other sports: Triathlons, walks, snowboarding, surfing.
When I am not training/competing I am: Working!
Highest level of education achieved: Advanced Diploma in Business Systems
Favourite overseas competition and why: Deer Valley, USA, San Candido, ITA, Les Contamines, FRA, and St Johann, AUT - these courses are technical ... you need to be a good skier all-round to do well
Sponsors: Stochli, Smith, XTM, Skullcandy, Leki, Protech, Southern Alps Ski Club

News about Jenny Owens

Sunday, 26th January 2014
Saturday, 18th January 2014
Thursday, 16th January 2014
Sunday, 22nd December 2013
Monday, 16th December 2013
Thursday, 12th December 2013
Sunday, 8th December 2013
Saturday, 7th December 2013

Pages

Past Events for Jenny Owens

Friday, 21st February 2014
Olympic Winter Games
Saturday, 25th January 2014
FIS World Cup
Saturday, 18th January 2014
FIS World Cup
Friday, 17th January 2014
FIS World Cup
Saturday, 11th January 2014
FIS World Cup

Pages

Ski Cross Program Staff

Ski Cross Coach
Ski Cross Head Coach

Recent ski cross News

Sunday, 26th January 2014
Saturday, 18th January 2014
Thursday, 16th January 2014
Thursday, 9th January 2014
Sunday, 22nd December 2013
Monday, 16th December 2013
Thursday, 12th December 2013
Sunday, 8th December 2013
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy | 2014 © Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. All rights reserved.
site created by petermcniel.com