Triple Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim competed at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and PyeongChang 2018 before being announced to her third Olympic Team for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Sami stepped onto the podium of a World Cup event for the first time in 2017, with a silver medal in the ski cross at Idre Fjall in Sweden.
At the 2018-2019 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup event in Feldberg, Germany Sami finished in 5th place. Her strong performances continued into the 2019-20 season with three semi-final performances at World Cup Events. Her highest place result of the season being a sixth place finish which she achieved twice in Arosa, Switzerland and Idre Fjall, Sweden respectively.
Unfortunately during a training run at the next World Cup event in Val Thorens, France, Sami suffered a season-ending elbow injury that required surgery and a return to Australia.
Following a return to competition in late 2021, the current member of the NSWIS Athlete Advisory Group secured her qualification to her third Australian Olympic Winter Team to compete at the Beijing 2022 Games.
In Beijing, Sami went all the way to the small final in the women’s ski cross, finishing in eighth place. The result matched her PyeongChang 2018 result, finishing fourth across the line in the small final (eighth overall). The top ten finish, however, was an outstanding achievement for the history-making athlete who, after the Beijing 2022 Games, became the first Australian to compete at three Olympics in ski cross.
Sami was awarded the honour of carrying the Australian flag for the Beijing Olympic Closing Ceremony.