Aussie girls still hopeful for Beijing Winter Olympics

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TRAINING HARD: Australian Flying Kangaroos Aerial Ski Team Winter Olympic team members (from left) Danielle Scott, Laura Peel, Abbey Willcox and Airleigh Frigo at Mt Buller last week, continuing their training in the hopes of participating at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. (A fifth member, Gabi Ash was not present for the photo). PHOTO: Pam Zierk-Mahoney

WITH world-wide pauses on sporting events due to COVID-19 there is uncertainty as to whether major winter sports will be held as well.

However, the Australian contingent of ‘hopeful’ aerial skiers for the Beijing Winter Olympics are not resting on their laurels – expecting by the time these Olympics come around pandemic restrictions may be lifted.

Training for the women’s Australian Flying Kangaroos Aerial Ski Team has been ongoing at Mt Buller with a 10-day regime at the Alpine gymnasium for Danielle Scott, Laura Peel, Abbey Willcox, Airleigh Frigo and Gabi Ash.

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