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Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin

Athlete Biography

The 2012/13 season was an oustanding one for Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin, winning his second consecutive World Championship title as well as taking the overall World Cup title. With seven finals appearances and four podiums from seven races, including an exciting dead heat finish, it was a thrilling season.

Winning the World Championship and World Cup title in the same year in 2013, as he did in 2011 is a feat unmatched by any other Australian in any winter sport.

Pullin competed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics . He was fastest in both qualifying runs but was then eliminated in the 1/8 finals. Just after the Games, Pullin went on to win his first World Cup in Valmalenco, Italy. He followed this with silver in La Molina, the final World Cup of the season, to finish second on the overall World Cup standings.

Pullin grew up in Mansfield and started skiing at the age of three, snowboarding for the first time at the age of eight. He competed at his first National Championships when he was 15 and has been on the international circuit ever since.

Back in Australia, Pullin is a keen surfer and plays in a band called Love Charli.

Schedule and Results

Start lists for Australian athletes will be available as soon as they are allocated. Please note this can be as late as within 24 hours before the scheduled start time of the event. Medal events, regardless of Australian participation, will also be displayed here.

Day 10, Feb 17 2014

Snowboard
(Local) / 11:00 AM (Sochi)
Start List
Men's SBX Seeding Run 1
Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin

Day 11, Feb 18 2014

Snowboard
(Local) / 10:30 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX 1/8 Final 1
Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin
(Local) / 10:56 AM (Sochi)
Men's SBX Quarterfinal 1
Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin

Fast Facts

Sport
Snowboard
Status
Selected
Event
Snowboard Cross Men
Nickname
Chumpy
Height
185cm
Weight
87kg
Age
26
Born
Mansfield, VIC, Australia
Residence
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Olympic Information

2010 Vancouver - Snowboard (Snowboard Cross - 17th)

Recent Performances

  • 18th - 2013 World Cup (Lake Louise, Canada)
  • 1st - 2013 World Cup (Veysonnaz, Switzerland)
  • 1st - 2013 World Cup (Arosa, Switzerland)
  • 5th - 2013 World Cup (Sochi, Russia)
  • 2nd - 2013 World Cup (Blue Mountain, Canada)

Training

Coach
Ben Wordsworth
Institute/Academy
New South Wales Institute of Sport
Olympic Winter Institute of Australia
Training Base in Australia
Narrabeen, NSW

Career Highlights

  • Winning the 2011 Snowboard Cross World Championships in La Molina, Spain.
  • Winning the crystal globe two times in 2011 and 2013.
  • Winning the 2013 Snowboard Cross World Championships in Stoneham, Canada.

Education

Primary
Mansfield Primary School (Masfield, VIC)
Secondary
Mansfield Secondary College (Mansfield, VIC)

Q&A

Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Not at this stage

What is your favourite competition venue?
The Stoneham track in Canada was the best I have ridden to date

Who is your favourite person to follow on twitter?
Kelly Slater

What is your goal for Sochi?
Win a gold medal and have a lot of fun

Who is your sports hero?
Pat Rafter and Kelly Slater

The brave and the generous are seldom sorry

BK in Sochi: Blog

BK in Sochi: Blog

BLOG: The past 16 days have whizzed past in a green and gold blur. I've had the time of my life jumping around cheering on the Aussies in Sochi! I'm about to head back to Australia, but before I do here are a few of my Games highlights!

WRAP: No luck for Aussies in SBX

WRAP: No luck for Aussies in SBX

SNOWBOARD CROSS: One of the few constants with snowboard cross is “expect the unexpected” and that’s exactly how the men’s and women’s events unfolded.

Scholarships offered to Snowboard athletes

Scholarships offered to Snowboard athletes

AOC: The CEO of the Olympic Winter Institute (OWI) Geoff Lipshut will recommend a move to an expanded snowboard cross program for the next four years that will include Belle Brockhoff, Jarryd Hughes and Cam Bolton as well as Alex Pullin.

Sochi so Soon!

Exclusive fan e-news

No luck for Aussie men in Snowboard Cross

No luck for Aussie men in Snowboard Cross

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Two time World Champion Alex Chumpy Pullin and world number two ranked Jarryd Hughes failed to fire in the rainy conditions at Extreme Park on Day 11 of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

SBX head-to-head preview

SBX head-to-head preview

SNOWBOARD-CROSS: Racing was postponed on Monday for the men's Snowboard Cross competition due to heavy fog impacting visibility on the course. Racing has been rescheduled until Tuesday morning at 1030am (530pm AEDT). It will be a reduced format with no seeding runs.

The Games officially Open

The Games officially Open

TEAM: The audience’s excitement was palpable as the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony showcased the country to the world.

Sochi so Soon!

Exclusive fan e-news

Chumpy to carry the Flag

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin will carry the Flag at the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. He was presented the flag by the Closing Ceremony Flagbearer from 2010, Lydia Lassila.

Cheers for Chumpy

Cheers for Chumpy

TEAM: Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman named Alex "Chumpy" Pullin as the 2014 Australian Olympic Team Flagbearer at the Team Welcome Reception in Sochi. The Snowboard Cross rider competed at Vancouver 2010 and has won back-to-back World Championship titles in the years since. Here is how the day unfolded...

Chumpy lands in Sochi

Alex ' Chumpy' Pullin has landed in Sochi to a rockstar welcome! Pullin talks to the media about the Olympics being more than just any other competition and his expectations for the Games.

@AUSOlympicTeam selection day goes social

@AUSOlympicTeam selection day goes social

TEAM: On Thursday January 23, the Australian Olympic Team soared to 56 athletes. Already a record for an Australian Winter Olympic Team, the Team will continue to grow over the next few weeks! Find out how the @AUSOlympicTeam word spread and Australians reacted to the selection news.