The NSW Institute of Sport has had a record involvement in this year’s Winter Olympics success, contributing 65% of the Australian Olympic Team athletes.
Across seven winter sports, NSWIS supported 33 athletes at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, 18 male and 15 female, of which 14 were attending their first Games.
Two silver medals – the most medals won by NSWIS athletes at a Winter Olympics – brings the NSW Institute of Sport medal tally to four, following a gold medal to Torah Bright in Vancouver (2010) and a silver in Sochi (2014).
Snowboarder Jarryd Hughes was chosen as flag bearer for the Australian Olympic Team at the Closing Ceremony, whilst Matt Graham is the first athlete from the NSWIS Development Program to progress to podium at a Winter Olympics.
A further four top eight finishes (Jakara Anthony 4th, Britt Cox 5th, Alex “Chumpy” Pullin 6th & Sami Kennedy-Sim 8th) capped off an exciting and successful Games for the NSW Institute of Sport which saw debutant Harley Windsor become the first Indigenous Australian to compete at a Winter Olympics.
Experienced Snowboard Halfpipe specialist Holly Crawford competed in her fourth Winter Olympic Games, a terrific achievement, and Greta Small put down Australia’s best ever performance in Downhill Alpine Skiing, finishing 20th.
NSWIS would like to thank and congratulate our partners on the success of our Australian athletes in PyeongChang.