Ascending Olympus - Aussies break records and podium as Olympic debutant wins a top honour

On this week's episode of Ascending Olympus, Jacqui, Jason and Michelle talk about the Australian athletes who are breaking records, including one athlete who received a Rookie of the Year accolade.


Australian athletes have been breaking records among many podium finishes across the world as Jacqui, Jason and Michelle also discuss a top honour awarded to a recent Olympic snowboard cross debutant.

Skiier Jakara Anthony has claimed two Crystal Globes as the 2021/22 season came to an end, winning silver in the Dual Moguls event and silver in the Moguls Singles competition.

Elanor Patterson broke Australian, Oceanic, and Commonwealth Records to achieve a new personal best, winning silver in the Women's High Jump at the World Indoor Championships, clearing the 2.00m bar.

Ash Maloney came close to securing Men's Heptathlon silver, but had to settled for bronze at the World Indoor Championships, setting a new Australian Record, receiving 6,344 points, nine points behind second place.

Josie Baff, fresh off a debut Olympic Winter Games appearance in Beijing last month, has won the FIS Snowboard Cross Rookie of the Year award after the 2021/22 World Cup season came to an end with a personal-best seventh place.

We then talk about what we're looking forward to most at the 2022 World Figure Skating Championships, and discuss the best chances for medals in the midst of Russian athletes, and last year's winners not competing at the event.


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