From being the youngest competitor at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games to Australia’s first female World Cup medallist in mogul skiing in 2012, Britt Cox seems intent on breaking the mould.
Britt Grew up skiing in Falls Creek, Victoria competing in both alpine and mogul skiing events but she loved the excitement of jumping and the technical skills involved in mogul skiing and it was this that led her to pursue her passion for Mogul Skiing.
At just 15 years of age, she became Australia’s youngest winter Olympian since 1960, and at 25 years of age, she has completed in 3 Olympic Games. Britt displays an outstanding work ethic and singular dedication for her sport. She approaches each training session with intensity and enthusiasm and is conscious to make each session her best.
Britt is currently on a Sports Scholarship with Griffith University where she is studying a Bachelor of Communication (majoring in Public Relations and Journalism).
Cox created history when she became the first Australian to win a Mogul skiing World Championship, in Sierra Nevada, Spain, in early 2017. That same season Cox also won the Overall Freestyle Skiing Crystal Globe.
In addition to her sporting pursuits, Britt is a registered yoga teacher and enjoys developing her knowledge of the connection between mind, body, breath and movement.
Britt’s experience as a Sport Australia Hall of Fame 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.
“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.” Said Britt.
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2019: World Cup Moguls, Ruka, Finland – Bronze
- 2018: PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games – 5th
- 2018: Governor’s Award Victorian Female Athlete of the Year – Kitty McEwan Award Finalist
- 2017: World Championships Moguls, Sierra Nevada, Spain – Gold
- 2017: Snowsports Australia Athlete of the Year
- 2016/2017: Moguls World Cup – Gold in 7 out of 11 events
- 2016/2017: FIS Freestyle Skiing Crystal Globe Winner
- 2015: World Championships Moguls – Bronze
- 2014: Sochi Winter Olympic Games – 5th
- 2012: World Cup Moguls, Deer Valley, USA – Bronze (First World Cup podium)
- 2011: World Championships Dual Moguls, Deer Valley, USA – 12th
- 2010: Vancouver Winter Olympic Games – 23rd