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YEAR AWARDED

2013

DATE OF BIRTH

29/09/1994

Britteny ‘Britt’ Cox is a mogul skier and Winter Olympian who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2013 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program and was paired with Sue Stanley OAM as her Mentor.

Britt was born in Wodonga, Victoria, in 1994. She grew up skiing alpine and mogul events on the slopes of Falls Creek but couldn’t resist the excitement of technical skiing and jumping, so she committed to moguls.

At Vancouver 2010, 15-year-old Britt made history as the youngest Australian to compete at a Winter Olympic Games. She competed at the World Championships in 2011 and reached her first World Cup podium in 2012 with a bronze in Deer Valley, USA, before finishing 5th in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014.

Britt then won a bronze medal at the World Championships in 2015, before demonstrating her true talent and dedication the following year. During the 2016/2017 season, Britt won 7 out of 11 Mogul events on the World Cup to win the prestigious Crystal Globe and won gold at the World Championships in Spain. These results earned her the title of Snowsports Australia Athlete of the Year.

In 2018, Britt collected more accolades, and finished fifth in PyeongChang, in what was her third Winter Olympic Games. She stood on the podium yet again when she won bronze at the World Cup event in Finland in 2019 and maintained her consistent form throughout the next few seasons to earn selection in her fourth Winter Olympic team for the games in Beijing.

Away from the snow, Britt undertook a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations and Journalism) through a Sports Scholarship at Griffith University and is a registered Yoga teacher.

“I was utterly impressed by Sue’s dominant athletic career, in which she was undefeated both nationally and internationally for four years, as well as changing direction to achieve the title of Ms Fitness World Champion 2000. More importantly however, Sue shared with me some of her invaluable knowledge on mindset and mental skills preparation and how it pertains to both training and competition. Sue would often remind me: “If you are going to be number one, you need to train like you are number two”.

Sue is a champ, both in a sporting context and as a person, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet her through the SAHOF Scholarship and mentoring program.” – Britt on being selected as a 2013 Scholarship Holder.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program was an important part of Britt’s 2014 Olympic campaign. 2013 was a busy year of training and this scholarship assisted Cox to attend many of the international training camps and competitions that were crucial in her preparations for the games. In addition to the monetary assistance provided by the SAHOF Scholarship, Britt was fortunate enough to be mentored by three-time World Aerobic World Champion, Sue Stanley.

Awards, Honours & Achievements

  • 2010: Vancouver Winter Olympic Games – 23rd
  • 2011: World Championships Dual Moguls, Deer Valley, USA – 12th
  • 2012: World Cup Moguls, Deer Valley, USA – Bronze (First World Cup podium)
  • 2014: Sochi Winter Olympic Games – 5th
  • 2015: World Championships Moguls – Bronze
  • 2015: World Championships Moguls – Bronze
  • 2015: World Championships Moguls – Bronze
  • 2017: World Championships Moguls, Sierra Nevada, Spain – Gold
  • 2017: Snowsports Australia Athlete of the Year
  • 2018: PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games – 5th
  • 2018: Governor’s Award Victorian Female Athlete of the Year – Kitty McEwan Award Finalist
  • 2019: World Cup Moguls, Ruka, Finland – Bronze
  • 2022: Beijing Winter Olympic Games

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