Nathan Johnstone is a snowboarder and Winter Olympian who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2010 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, he was paired with Steven Bradbury OAM as his Mentor.
Nathan was born in New South Wales in 1990 and honed his snowboarding skills on the slopes of the Perisher Blue resort in New South Wales. He specialises in Halfpipe.
Nathan ended the 2008/09 season ranked number two on the World Cup standings after contesting only nine events on the circuit. From the events he entered that season, he won two silver medals and scored another top ten result.
The first of the two medals came in the Torino 2006 pipe in Bardonecchia, while the second was also a big occasion, at the World Cup final in Valmalenco. His World Cup runner up achievement was made more impressive by the fact that he missed two of the season’s eight events. He also managed to finish 9th in the World Snowboard Championships.
Nathan is a member of the Olympic Winter Institute Scholarship program and was named the 2009 Junior Athlete of the Year at the Ski & Snowboard Australia Awards. He also competed at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in 2018, where he finished 22nd in the Halfpipe.
Honours & Achievements
- 2006: Torino Circuit event in Bardonecchia, silver.
- 2006: World Cup in Valmalenco, silver.
- 2009: Ski & Snowboard Australia Awards, Junior Athlete of the Year.
- 2010: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder.
- 2018: Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, 22nd in the Halfpipe.