Belle Brockhoff

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Belle Brockhoff
Personal information
Born (1993-01-12) 12 January 1993 (age 26)
East Melbourne, Victoria
ResidenceDromana, Victoria
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Sport
Country Australia
SportSnowboarding
Event(s)Cross Women

Belle Brockhoff (born 12 January 1993) 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 World Championship 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 pledged to be cautious about how actively she protested while in Sochi due to the risk of arrest.[2] In 2014 she appeared in the documentary film To Russia with Love.[4]

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.
  4. ^ "‘To Russia With Love’: Can Johnny Weir Save Russia’s Gays?". Daily Beast, October 29, 2014.