Matthew Cox is an Australian snowboarder who competes in the Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air disciplines. He was selected for his first Australian Olympic team for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games.
The NSW Institute of Sport scholarship holder is one of only a few Australian riders to claim a triple cork.
Matty took part in his first-ever snowboard competition when he was just six-years of age. Fast forward 11 years, and he was on debut in his first world cup season taking to the halfpipe discipline and earning the 29th position.
Across the 2016/17 season, Cox had become a World Cup circuit regular, competing across the big air and slopestyle events. His breakout year, however, came in 2019 when he placed 11th at the big air event in Cardrona, New Zealand, and also made his World Championship debut, finishing 24th in the slopestyle.
Matty’s momentum as one-to-watch continued into the 2019/20 season, kicking off the season’s events with a personal best and a fifth-place finish in the Cardrona Big Air. He also earned a second top-10 Big Air performance in Beijing and his best slopestyle result in Laax, Switzerland with a 21st place finish.
At the World Championships in Aspen, USA of the following year, Matty secured yet another top-10 finish with a 10th place Big Air finish.
Matty earned the best World Cup slopestyle finish of his career with seventh place finish at the Laax Open in Switzerland, in early 2022.
Competing at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, Matty earned 26th and 28th place rankings on debut in the men’s snowboard slopestyle and big air respectively.