Jarryd Hughes

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Jarryd Hughes
Personal information
NationalityAustralian
Born (1995-05-21) 21 May 1995 (age 23)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sport
CountryAustralia
SportSnowboard

Jarryd Hughes (born 21 May 1995) is an Australian snowboarder.

Career[edit]

He competed at the 2012 FIS Snowboard World Cup as a 16-year-old and came in at 10th place at the Stoneham World Cup in Quebec, Canada. Since his debut he has gone on to win a Gold and a Silver Medal at the FIS Junior World Championships, win the Lake Louise World Cup in 2013 and represent Australia at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.[1]

While still one of the youngest athletes on the World Cup Tour, Jarryd has been a consistent performer in the top-10 on the World Cup Circuit and been the youngest ever World number-one. In January 2016, Jarryd won Gold in the Snowboardcross event at X Games in Aspen Colorado making him the youngest ever winner and the first Australian male to win a Gold Medal at Winter X. He won the Silver Medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jarryd Hughes". owia.org. Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. Retrieved 9 February 2018.