Like many of her teammates, Airleigh Frigo was recruited to aerial skiing after competing in gymnastics as a teenager.Frigo made her international debut in January 2019 at the Nor-Am Cup event in Park City, UT, USA, finishing in 13th place.
In the 2019-2020 season, Frigo again competed on the Nor-Am circuit in Park City and Le Relais, QC, Canada, recording a new personal best finish of sixth.
COVID forced Frigo to sit out the 2020-2021 international season, but she returned to competition in December 2021 with her World Cup debut in Ruka, Finland, where she finished in 32nd place. Frigo finished her season at the Nor-Am in Park City, claiming her first career podium with a second-place finish.
In the 2022-2023 season, Frigo started the season with a 16th-place finish in Ruka, Finland, and also had a personal best World Cup finish at Le Relais, Canada, advancing to her first-ever final, finishing in 12th. Frigo made her World Championship debut in Bakuriani, Georgia, in February, where she finished in 14th.
In September 2023, Frigo took part in the first aerial skiing event on Australian soil, competing at the Water Jump Grand Prix at the Geoff Henke Olympic Winter Training Centre in Brisbane.
Frigo took out the victory with a score of 85.36, finishing ahead of fellow Aussie teammate Abbey Willcox (79.69) and Ukraine’s Diana Yablonska (68.44).
“It felt amazing; it was the first win for me in an Aerials competition and it was great to do it on home soil,” said Frigo.
“I train here all year round so I really know the facility, and I think that was a huge advantage.
“It’s a great place to train; the weather is always great… hopefully, there are more [events] to come in the future.
“With this facility, we are able to train more and more often and get our jumps really good, so when the winter comes, it’ll all carry through.
Frigo will compete at the opening World Cup event of the 2023-2024 season in Ruka, Finland, in early December."
Q & A
Always to do things that other people couldn’t do
Competing in World Cups and winning the first ever water ramping competition in Brisbane, Australia (2023).
I began this sport ....
In 2017, with an open mind and a desire to become an Olympian
Participation in other sports:
Gymnastics, Basketball, Dance Aerobics
Favourite overseas competition and why:
Deer Valley - the atmosphere
When I am not training/competing I am:
Spending time with my family
Highest level of education achieved:
Bachelor of Radiation Science
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