Olympic Winter Games Attended
Cam Bolton previously competed in skiing and snowboarding until, at 15-years-old he was advised by coaches to choose – with snowboard being his preferred snow sport.
The all-round sportsman also has a love of the beach and competed in Surf Lifesaving at a national level in the Ironman, Board Race, Surf Race and 2km Beach Run, becoming the Under-19 state champion for the 2km Beach Run.
Bolton’s first World Cup Snowboard Cross season was in 2011 and in March 2013 he clinched a then career high top-ten finish in Sierra Nevada.
In the 2013-2014 international season, Cam received a confidence boost heading into the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with a fifth placing at the prestigious X Games in Aspen, USA. He continued his good form into Sochi advancing to the semi-final and ultimately 11th place - the highest result of the Australian men.
Bolton experienced a challenging 2014/15 season after many event cancellations, yet placed 15th in the 2015 World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria in early January.
His best result came in December 2015 with a World Cup fourth place (and final) at Montafon, Austria. Early in 2016 Bolton sustained a significant back injury and returned to the World Cup circuit late in 2016 with a 15th place finish – again at Montafon.
Bolton made his second Olympic appearance at the PyeongChang 2018 Games finishing tenth, placing fourth in the Small Final after a crash in the semi-final saw him injure his wrist and narrowly miss out on joining Aussie teammates Hughes and Pullin in the Super Final.
The 2018-2019 season was a memorable one for Bolton, with a number of career best results.
Bolton claimed his first ever World Cup victory in Feldberg, Germany, and backed up with another podium performance at the World Cup Finals in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, with a bronze medal.
His breakthrough season was evident with a personal best ranking of fifth on the World Cup
Standings and was clearly Australia’s best performed Snowboard Cross athlete over the 2018-2019 season.
Bolton continued the momentum from his breakout 2018/2019 season, finishing second in the first World Cup of 2019-2020, with a podium finish in Montafon, Austria. At the next event in Cervinia, Italy, he finished fifth. his second top-5 performance of the season.
In the COVID impacted 2020-2021 international season, Bolton elected to have a break from training and competition, his first year not competing on World Cup for over a decade
Bolton returned to competition during the 2021-2022 World Cup season, and in this third event showed he was back in contention with a fourth place finish in Cervinia, Italy.
Bolton will compete at his third Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
Q & A
Proudest moment: Melbourne Demons making finals in 2018
I began my sport in ... the pursuit of missing more school.
When I am not training or competing I am: Usually eating cereal
I enjoy my sport because ... it allows me to surf mid week for 9 months of the year.
Favourite international competition: Pipe Masters, Hawaii
Favourite Food: Spaghetti Bolognese
Favourite Music: Chumpy and the Sunsetaroonies
Favourite other sport to watch or play: Josh Miller eating cake.
Childhood Ambition: To win the Lotto twice
My Hero is ... Joe Rogan, Mason Ho, Max Gawn, Ester Ledecka
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