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Athlete Biography

Skiing since she was three, Belle Brockhoff took up snowboarding at the age of 10 and three weeks after first trying the sport, won her first interschool nationals title.

Brockhoff trained and competed in a number of snowboard disciplines, competing on the World Cup circuit in Parallel Giant Slalom, before settling on boardercross as her chosen pursuit.

Brockhoff competed in her first full World Cup circuit in 2012/13. She became the first Australian woman to win a Snowboard Cross World Cup medal when she finished third in Montafon, Austria. At the end of the season she was 9th overall on the World Cup standings.

Another promising result for the young Victorian was placing 6th at the Olympic Test Event in Sochi in early 2013.

Brockhoff has a rich history of winter sports in her family. Her uncle, Peter Brockhoff competed in Alpine Skiing at the 1960 and 1964 Winter Olympics, her grandfather Harold Brockhoff was one of the original pioneers of Mt Buller and her great aunt, Joyce Brockhoff has a run named in her honour at Mt Hotham in recognition of her work promoting the place of women in snow sports.

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 9, Feb 16 2014

Snowboard
(Local) / 11:00 AM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' SBX Seeding Run 1
Belle Brockhoff 6th (1:23.22)
(Local) / 1:24 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' SBX Quarterfinal 4
Belle Brockhoff
(Local) / 1:33 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' SBX Semifinal 2
Belle Brockhoff
(Local) / 1:40 PM (Sochi)
Results
Ladies' SBX Small Final
Belle Brockhoff

Fast Facts

Sport
Snowboard
Status
Selected
Event
Snowboard Cross Women
Height
170cm
Weight
70kg
Age
21
Born
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Residence
Dromana, VIC, Australia

Olympic Information

Sochi 2014 will be her first Olympic Games

Recent Performances

  • 9th (race 1), 24th (race 2) - 2014 World Cup (Vallnord-Arcalis, Andorra)
  • 12th - 2013 World Cup (Lake Louise, Canada)
  • 13th - 2013 World Cup (Montafon, Austria)
  • 2nd (race 1), 1st (race 2) - SBX ANC Continental Cup (Hotham, Australia)

Training

Coach
Lucas Prem
Institute/Academy
New South Wales Institute of Sport
Club
Mt Buller Race Club
Training Base in Australia
Narrabeen and Perisher, NSW
Training Base Overseas
Colorado, USA

Career Highlights

  • Claiming 3rd place at the 2012 World Cup in Montafon, Austria
  • Placing 6th in the Olympic test event in Sochi, 2013
  • Coming 9th in the overall World Cup standings in 2013

Education

Primary
Woodleigh Minimbah (Mt. Eliza, VIC)
Secondary
The Peninsula School (Mt. Eliza, VIC)

Q&A

Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
My firsts in both my ears are pierced

What is your favourite competition venue?
Stoneham, Canada

Who is your favourite person to follow on twitter?
Ellen DeGeneres

What is your goal for Sochi?
A medal winning performance

Who is your sports hero?
Maelle Ricker

Keep Pushing Your Limits

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

Brockhoff and Bright pushed to the limit

Brockhoff and Bright pushed to the limit

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Australian speed-demons Belle Brockhoff and Torah Bright have been pushed to the limit in the women’s Snowboard Cross event, full of thrills and spills.

PREVIEW: Bright, Brockhoff brace for boardercross

PREVIEW: Bright, Brockhoff brace for boardercross

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Torah Bright admits that about 18 months ago some people questioned her decision to enter the unique world of Snowboard Cross, but in the event’s Olympic Winter Games final on February 16, she hopes to have the last laugh.

Brave Belle ready for a medal

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Belle Brockhoff wants to win a medal in Sochi and then spread her views on equal rights for the LGBT community. Brockhoff will compete in Snowboard Cross at the Sochi Olympics. She is the only openly gay athlete on the Australian Team but she is here to focus solely on competing.

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Final qualifers: Belle's Blog

Final qualifers: Belle's Blog

BLOG: For those who follow boarder-cross, the sport I participate in, you’d know it can be a very dangerous sport. This season in particular has shown many unfortunate injuries occurring.

Hopes for Olympic trifecta Brighten

Hopes for Olympic trifecta Brighten

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Reigning Olympic Snowboard Halfpipe Champion Torah Bright, who is aiming to represent Australia in three events at next month’s Sochi Games, added to her impressive resume with eighth place in Vallnord-Arcalis, Andorra.

Hughes remains number 1

Hughes remains number 1

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Snowboard cross rider Jarryd Hughes has retained his world number one ranking following a hard fought 11th place in the first event of a World Cup double header in Vallnord Arcalis, Andorra, overnight.

Gold to teenage Hughes

Gold to teenage Hughes

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Eighteen-year-old Australian snowboard cross rider Jarryd Hughes captured his maiden World Cup victory and the world number one ranking in Lake Louise, Canada, today.