Olympic Winter Games Attended
Gabi Ash transition into the VIS Aerial Skiing Development Program after competing at a high level in diving as a teenager. Prior to diving, Ash also competed in Gymnastics and had a strong skiing background.
Ash made her competition debut at a Europa Cup event in Ruka, Finland, in December 2017, finishing in 15th place. She finished the 2017-2018 season with some encouraging Nor-Am performances, finishing in fourth place in Le Relais, Quebec, Canada, and sixth at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, USA.
During the 2018-2019 northern winter, Ash made her World Cup debut at Lake Placid, NY, USA, finishing in 22nd place.
Ash had a breakthrough 2019-2020 season, recording the first podium performances of her Aerial Skiing career, with bronze medal performances at the Lake Placid and Le Relais Nor-Am events.
In 2020-2021, Ash recorded a personal best World Cup finish of seventh place in Deer Valley, USA. Ash also made her World Championship debut in Almaty, Kazakhstan, placing 15th, and a few days later finished in ninth place at a World Cup event at the same venue.
Leading into the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, Ash recorded a new personal best sixth place World Cup finish in Ruka, Finland, giving her valuable Olympic qualification points.
In Beijing, Ash and her older sister Sophie who competed in mogul skiing, became the first sisters to be selected for Australia at an Olympic Winter Games.
In her Olympic debut, Ash had a strong performance, just missing finals in 14th place, with her jump degree of difficult the only thing stopping her from qualifying for finals, putting herself in a great position for the future.
Ash will be taking a break from competition during the 2022-2023 competition season.
Q & A
To make a difference
My 2019/2020 winter season. It was super rewarding to get on the podium at two separate NorAm events
I began this sport ....
in 2016. I stopped diving at the beginning of 2016 and was eager to start skiing again. When I found out about the aerials program it seemed like the perfect match
Favourite overseas competition and why:
Deer Valley World cup - it has such an energetic atmosphere and a high level of competition
I have too many to name! I look up to athletes that are out there giving it their all and using their platform to make a positive change in the world
When I am not training/competing I am:
At home in Melbourne, usually out and about with friends or studying
Highest level of education achieved:
I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Arts
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