Dual Olympian Scotty James took out the ‘Male Athlete of the Year’, 2018 Paralympic Team Captain Mitch Gourley was awarded the ‘Paralympic Performance of the Year’ and the Australian Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Team named ‘Team of the Year’.
For James, it caps off another strong year of results as his momentum builds towards the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang. In 2017 he successfully defended his World Title, took out the X-Games in Aspen, won the Olympic Test event in PyeongChang as well winning the World Cup Halfpipe Crystal Globe title.
Australia’s stand out performances on the international stage throughout 2017, saw the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard team named ‘Team of the Year’, with an impressive 35 World Cup medals and five podiums at the 2017 World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain with gold to Britt Cox and Scotty James, silver to Danielle Scott and bronze to David Morris and Alex Pullin, putting Australia fifth on the medal tally behind powerhouses Canada, Sweden and China.
Winter sports have also taken top honours at the NSWIS Awards and VIS Awards of Excellence.
The performances throughout the year have been recognised by many across the Australian sports community with Britt Cox, Tess Coady, Steve Desovich and Jerry Grossi taking home awards at the NSW Institute of Sport Awards – click here.
Mitch Gourley’s great results were also recognised at the Victorian Institute of Sport Awards where he picked up another Award of Excellence – click here.
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