Adam Lambert is an Australian snowboarder that competes in the snowboard cross discipline. He was selected for his second Australian Olympic team for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games.
Born and bred in Jindabyne in the NSW Snowy Mountains, Adam made his international debut as a 15-year-old in the 2013 Nor-Am Cup at Copper Mountain USA where he placed 20th. He went on to place 15th at his first FIS Junior World Championships in 2015 and then 5th at his next junior world championship appearance the following year.
2016/17 was a breakout season for the snowboard cross rider. He became the first Australian to win the overall men’s overall Europa Cup Snowboard Cross title when he finished top of the podium at three out of five European Cup events and qualified for his first world cup in Fledberg, Germany where he finished in 52nd place. The very next day, at the second Feldberg World Cup, he placed 7th, collecting an impressive 360 points.
At his second world cup appearance the following month in La Molina, Spain, Adam went one better to finish in 6th place. Adam then competed at his first FIS World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain in March 2017 where he reached the big final and finished 6th.
The following season the NSW Institute of Sport scholarship holder claimed his first world cup medal, earning silver in Val Thorens, France in December 2017.
Making his Winter Olympics debut at the 2018 PyeongChang Games, the then 20-year-old narrowly missed a spot in the quarter-finals after a crash in the eighth-finals saw him finish just outside the top three and in 4th place. He placed 29th overall.
In 2018/19 Adam achieved his second World Cup podium, finishing second in Baqueria Beret, Spain.
After suffering a season-ending knee injury at the second world cup event of the 2019-2020 season, Adam returned to full competition during the 2020-2021 international season where he placed fourth place at the World Cup in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, and finished the season ranked 15th on the world cup standings.
Competing at second Olympics in Beijing, Adam finished the individual men’s snowboard cross event in 22nd and the mixed team snowboard cross in equal 13th after his team (Aus 2) did not finish (DNF).