Twenty-year old Hugh McAdam will join top Australian Alpine skier Greta Small in Cortina (Italy), where the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships start next Monday and run until the 21 February.
Small recently made yet another World Cup comeback from a torn ACL injury, the third major knee injury in her career, and will compete in the Downhill, Super G and Alpine Combined in her fourth FIS World Championships.
McAdam will have to make his way into the Giant Slalom and Slalom World Championships races through the qualifying events, scheduled on the 18 February and 20 February respectively. McAdam needs to finish in the top-25 in those races to advance and start in the medal events.
AUSTRALIAN ATHLETES COMPETITION SCHEDULE
2021 FIS Ski World Championships - Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
Monday, Feb 8 - Greta Small, Alpine Combined - Women
Tuesday, Feb. 9 - Greta Small, Super-G - Women
Saturday, Feb. 13 - Greta Small, Downhill - Women
Thursday, Feb. 18 - Hugh McAdam, Giant Slalom Qualification Event - Men
Friday, Feb. 19 - Hugh McAdam, Giant Slalom - Men*
Saturday, Feb. 20 - Hugh McAdam, Slalom Qualification Event - Men
Sunday, Feb. 21 - Hugh McAdam, Slalom - Men*
IMAGE: Greta Small carving up the slopes last season at Club Med resort in Valmorel © Chris Hocking/OWIA
Article courtesy of Snow Australia