Olympic Winter Games Attended
Adam Lambert came onto the international Snowboard Cross scene as a 15-year-old four years ago in the Nor-Am Cup at Copper Mountain in USA, placing 20th and after a mere handful of international events, went on to place 15th in the Junior World Championships in 2015.
He started out his northern winter season in 2016 with the Europa Cup series in Austria, France and Germany, with an impressive win in three out of five Europa Cup events, giving him the opportunity to contest his very first World Cup.
The Jindabyne born and bred skier enjoyed a remarkable breakout season being the first Aussie to win the overall men’s overall Europa Cup Snowboard Cross title and qualifying for his World Cup debut.
As a rider with no World Cup history, Lambert made his first appearance at the top level with a 52nd place in Feldberg, Germany accumulating 14.90 FIS points on February 11, 2017. The next day Lambert came in at 7th place at the second Feldberg World Cup, collecting an impressive 360 points.
Following another Junior World Championship in the Czech Republic (19th place) and two more Europa Cups in Italy in late February, Lambert qualified 23rd for his second World Cup in La Molina, Spain.
He again took the initiative on the inside and made the second final, coming one place better than his Feldberg debut with an overall sixth.
Next up for the newcomer was his first World Championship in Sierra Nevada, Spain. Qualifying in 14th place, Lambert brought all his skills to the fore to make another second final and finish sixth overall.
Lambert was Australia’s youngest snowboard cross athlete at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, where he finished 29th in his Games debut. Lambert narrowly missed out on progressing through to the quarter finals after being caught up in a crash in the eighth finals, finishing just outside the top three in fourth place.
In 2018-2019, Lambert achieved the second World Cup podium performance of his career, finishing in second place in Baqueria Beret, Spain. At the 2019 World Championships in Solitude, USA, Lambert made it through to the quarter final stage, where he finished his heat in third place, just missing out on advancing to the semi finals, giving him a final ranking of 11th.
Unfortunately Lambert suffered a season ending knee injury in official training at the second World Cup event of the 2019-2020 World Cup season in Cervinia, Italy,
Lambert made a full return to competition during the 2020-2021 international season, finishing the season ranked 15th on the World Cup standings. At the World Cup final in Veysonnaz, Lambert narrowly missed out on the podium, finishing in fourth place.
At the opening event of the 2021-2022 Word Cup season, Lambert had a strong performance competing in the Olympic test event in Secret Garden, China, finishing in fifth place after winning the small final. Lambert also came close to the podium again in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, with a fourth place finish.
Competing in his second Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, Lambert finished in 22nd place, and also partnered up with Josie Baff for the mixed snowboard cross team event, finishing in 13th.
In the 2022-2023 season, Lambert reached the quarter-final round at World Cup events in Cervinia and Les Deux Alpes, with his ninth place finish in Cervinia his best so far this season.
In the 2022-2023 season, Lambert made it through to the small-final at the 2023 World Championships in Bakuriani, Georgia, finishing in eighth place.
Lambert saved his best World Cup performances of the season to last, with a double small-final performance at the final event in Mont Saint Anne, Canada, with a sixth place finish on day one and a seasons best finish of fifth on day two.
Q & A
Become an Olympic Swimmer
My First World Cup Podium
I began this sport ....
Because my family loved snowboarding, they got me started at a young age and I never looked back
Participation in other sports:
I participated in all kinds of sports, soccer, NRL, Rugby Union, Mountain Biking, Skateboarding, the list goes on.
Favourite overseas competition and why:
Veysonnaz in Switzerland is always a great venue, and its usually the last race of the season.
Chumpy Pullin, Pierre Vaultier
When I am not training/competing I am:
Studying, Working or Hanging out with friends
Highest level of education achieved:
Currently studying at University
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