Abbey Willcox developed her acrobatic abilities through gymnastics and sports acrobatics, and has used this platform to build her aerial skiing skills.
After training on water ramps in Melbourne, AU and Park City, Utah USA, she commenced jumping on snow and debuted her international career in 2016 at the Europa Cup in Ruka, Finland.
Willcox performed at her first World Cup in Lake Placid, USA 2019, progressing to double-twisting double-flips. She continued to compete throughout the 2019 World Cup tour, recording a personal best World Cup finish of 13th in Minsk, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the 12-woman final. In her first year of competing, she stood on the podium along side Laura Peel, together placing 3rd at the inaugural World Cup Aerial Synchronised Team Event, also held in Minsk.
Willcox had a breakthrough World Cup podium under lights in Deer Valley, UT, USA, in February 2019.
Q & A
Proudest moment: Being selected for the Australian World Cup team after a tough year training on an individual basis and competing in the Freestyle World Cup circuit.
I began my sport in ... July 2015 after I finished school.
When I am not training or competing I am:
I enjoy my sport because ...
Favourite international competition: Deer Valley, USA, World Cup.
Favourite Food: Rosti (A Swiss potato and cheese dish) and Chocolate Milk
Favourite Music: Anything I can have a good dance to
Favourite other sport to watch or play: Gymnastics, Cliff Diving, AFL.
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