Abi Harrigan is an Australian freestyle skier that competes in the freeski slopestyle, halfpipe, and big air disciplines. She qualified for her first Olympic team for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games.
Growing up in Jindabyne, Abi started skiing when she was just three and was slopestyle skiing at age 10. At 15 she was national junior champion in slopestyle and halfpipe.
Selected on to the Australian team for the 2018 FIS Junior World Ski Championships, Abi competed in the big air, slopestyle, and halfpipe event placing 6th, 11th, and 14th respectively.
The NSW Institute of Sport scholarship holder placed 3rd in slopestyle and 4th in big Air at the 2019 Australian New Zealand Cup before making her world cup debut a week later in Cardrona, New Zealand where she placed 18th in the halfpipe.
At the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Leysin, Switzerland, Abi recorded a 10th place finish in the freeski halfpipe and 12th place in the slopestyle. She also competed in the big air discipline.
In March 2021 she made her senior world ski championship debut in Aspen, USA where she placed 13th in the slopestyle and 18th in big air.
During the 2021-22 world cup season, Abi has recorded two top 20 finishes in slopestyle at the world cup event in Mammoth Mountain, USA, and Font Romeu, France.
Just weeks before she was due to make her Olympic debut at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, Abi was involved in a clash with another skier at a training camp in Italy which left her with a broken fibula. Determined not to let a broken leg get in the way of her Olympic dreams, Abi worked very closely with her medical advisors in order to compete at the Games.
Withdrawing from the Freeski Halfpipe and Big Air events due to her injury, Abi finished her 2022 Olympic Campaign with a 26th result in the women’s slopestyle.