Belle Brockhoff

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Belle Brockhoff
Personal information
Born (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 25)
East Melbourne, Victoria
Residence Dromana, Victoria
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Sport
Country  Australia
Sport Snowboarding
Event(s) Cross Women

Belle Brockhoff is an Australian snowboarder, who has represented Australia at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships and the Winter Olympics. She competes in snowboard cross.

She was a competitor in the 2013 FIS women's snowboard cross, and in the 2014 Winter Olympic snowboard cross.[2]

Brockhoff came out as a lesbian in August 2013.[3] She is a supporter and endorser of the Principle 6 campaign, part of the Olympic protests of Russian anti-gay laws, but has pledged to be cautious about how actively she protests while in Sochi due to the risk of arrest.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belle Brockhoff". sochi2014.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Sochi 2014: Gay snowboarder Belle Brockhoff will limit protest". BBC Sport, 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Australian Olympic Hopeful Belle Brockhoff Comes Out Ahead Of Sochi 2014". Out, 22 August 2013.