Scotty James

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Scott James
Personal information
Nickname(s) SJ
Nationality Australian
Born (1994-07-06) 6 July 1994 (age 23)
Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia
Residence Warrandyte, Victoria
Education Southwood Boys Grammar[1]
Occupation professional snowboarder
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Website scottyjames.com.au
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Snowboarding
Event(s) Half Pipe, Slopestyle
Partner Ivy Miller
Coached by Tim 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],He was also the flag bearer for the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games 2018.

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Scotty James". sochi2014.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Scotty James named Australian Flag Bearer". www.theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 2018-02-13. 
  5. ^ Britteny Cox and Scott James prove size is no barrier at Winter Olympics
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ "Matildas and Kerr Australia's fan favourites at AIS awards". Australian Sports Commission website. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 

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