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Athlete Biography

Phillip Bellingham began skiing almost as soon as he could walk and has been competitive since 2008. During the lead up to Sochi he contested various World Cup and FIS races across Europe.

Bellingham raced well to record FIS points at the 2013 World Cup races in Lahti, Finland and Davos, Switzerland over the 15km distance. In January he collected his best FIS points (52.93) in Poland.

The Mount Beauty skier made his World Championship debut in 2013 where he finished 25th in the Team Sprint Freestyle, 73rd in the Sprint Classic and 93rd in the 15km Freestyle.

Bellingham had a busy finish to 2013. He became just the second Australian to start the prestigious Tour de Ski and also raced in the 2013 World University Games in Italy, recording finishes of 15th (4x10km relay), 23rd (30km Classic) and 42nd (10km Freestyle).

The Olympic debutant first began skiing at Falls Creek, which is where he still does most of his training throughout the Australian winter.

Outside skiing, Bellingham is currently studying a Bachelor of Education online through Charles Sturt University having already finished a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Ballarat. He also keeps an exciting blog that follows the Australian Cross Country team across the world.

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 4, Feb 11 2014

Cross Country Skiing
(Local) / 2:25 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's Sprint Free Qualification
Phil Bellingham 55th (3:45.65)

Day 7, Feb 14 2014

Cross Country Skiing
(Local) / 2:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's 15km Classic Medal Event
Phil Bellingham 76th (46:16.4)
SUI Dario Cologna SWE Johan Olsson SWE Daniel Richardsson

Day 12, Feb 19 2014

Cross Country Skiing
(Local) / 2:40 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's Team Sprint Classic Semifinal B
AUS Australia vs AUS AUS

Fast Facts

Sport
Cross Country Skiing
Status
Selected
Event
15km Classical Men, Sprint Freestyle Men, Team Sprint Classic Men
Nickname
Philpot
Height
185cm
Weight
84kg
Age
23
Born
Mt Beauty, VIC, Australia
Residence
Mt Beauty, VIC, Australia

Olympic Information

Sochi 2014 will be his first Olympic Games

Recent Performances

  • 37th (Sprint Freestyle) - World Cup (Szlarska, Poland)
  • 59th (15km Mass Start Classic) - World Cup (Szlarska, Poland)
  • 29th (Sprint Freestyle) - World Cup (Nove Mesto, Czech Republic)
  • 70th (Sprint Freestyle) - Stage World Cup (Lenzerheide, Switzerland)
  • 23rd (30 km Classic) - World University Games (Lago di Tesero, Italy)

Training

Coach
August Teague
Finn Marsland
Club
Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club
Training Base in Australia
Falls Creek,VIC
Training Base Overseas
Davos, Switzerland

Career Highlights

  • Top 50 at the World Cup in Quebec
  • Racing World Champ in Italy
  • Winning best trick comp at Red Bull NordiX

Education

Primary
Mt Beauty Primary School (Mt Beauty, VIC)
Secondary
Mt Beauty Secondary College (Mt Beauty, VIC)
Tertiary
Bachelor of Sports Science - University of Ballarat, Diploma of Education - Charles Sturt University

Q&A

What is your favourite competition venue?
Drammen City, Norway

Who is your favourite person to follow on twitter?
Giavanni Ruffin

What is your goal for Sochi?
Top 40

Phil Bellingham Olympics Review

As the Sochi Olympics race towards the Closing Ceremony olympics.com.au will be speaking with Aussie athletes about their favourite experiences. Phil Bellingham has been a popular choice for 'funniest athlete', now he gets his turn to nominate.

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Exclusive fan e-news

Day 4 through the Green & Gold Lens

Day 4 through the Green & Gold Lens

BLOG: How good was Anna Segal? Day 4 started with Anna's bright Ski Slopestyle performance, then our Cross Country crew battled a tough course. By night Scotty James & Nate Johnstone were unlucky to miss Halfpipe final, but Kent Callister stepped up!

Bottomley sprints her heart out at third Games

Bottomley sprints her heart out at third Games

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Esther Bottomley made Australian Olympic history on Tuesday in Russia as she became the first female Cross Country athlete to race in the green and gold at three Winter Games.

Sochi so Soon!

Exclusive fan e-news

Our biggest Cross Country Team glides in to Sochi

Our biggest Cross Country Team ever has arrived in Sochi! Callum Watson was given a huge boost when his sister Aimee qualified for Sochi at the last minute- the siblings say it's great to be in Sochi with teammates Esther Bottomley & Phil Bellingham

@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.