Scotty James

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Scott James
Personal information
Nickname(s)SJ
NationalityAustralian
Born (1994-07-06) 6 July 1994 (age 24)
Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia
ResidenceWarrandyte, Victoria
EducationSouthwood Boys Grammar[1]
OccupationProfessional Snowboarder
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Websitescottyjames.com.au
Sport
CountryAustralia
SportSnowboarding
Event(s)Half Pipe, Slopestyle
PartnerSingle
Coached byTim James
Abe Teter[3]

Scott James (born 6 July 1994) is an Australian snowboarder. He was the flag bearer for Australia at the 2018 Winter Olympics, where he won a bronze medal in halfpipe.[4]

Career[edit]

James first competed on the international circuit as a 13-year-old at the 2010 Europa Cup in Saas Fee, Switzerland. Throughout the last two World Cup seasons, 1 July 2012,[clarification needed] he has proven himself an up-and-coming star of the halfpipe, with consistently improving results. A 23rd place in the 2009–10 FIS Snowboard World Cup in Kreischberg, Austria.

When teammate Nate Johnstone was ruled out of the Games with an ankle injury, James went to the World Cup in Stoneham, Canada, to try to achieve the top-19 result that would make him eligible to replace Johnstone. He pulled off his best result to date, a 15th, which secured him a place in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. At the age of 15, James was Australia's youngest male Olympian in 50 years and the youngest male competitor at the Vancouver Games.[5]

James's first snowboard was not actually made for snowboarding—it was a display board in a shop in Vancouver. James and his father had trouble finding a board small enough for him so they bought the display board, for $10.[6]

James won the bronze medal in the men's half pipe competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, behind Shaun White of the United States' gold medal in the event and Ayumu Hirano of Japan's silver.[7]

Awards[edit]

2019 – Gold Medal in X Games Men's SuperPipe

2019 – 1st Place in LAAX Men’s Halfpipe

2018 – 1st Place in U.S. Grand Prix of Snowboarding

2018 – 1st Place in Dew Tour Breckenridge

2017 – Australian Institute of Sport Male Athlete of the Year [8]

2015 [Australian athlete of the year]] http://corporate.olympics.com.au/news/peel-and-james-crowned-snowsports-athlete-of-the-year

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Scotty James". sochi2014.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Scotty James named Australian Flag Bearer". www.theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ Britteny Cox and Scott James prove size is no barrier at Winter Olympics
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ "Matildas and Kerr Australia's fan favourites at AIS awards". Australian Sports Commission website. Retrieved 12 December 2017.

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