Jenny Owens

Jenny Owens

Member of the Australian National Ski Cross Team 2006 – 2014

Olympic Games:
13th – Vancouver Olympic Games 2010

World Championships:
5th – Deer Valley USA 2011
Competed in Voss NOR 2013
Competed in Inawashiro JPN 2009

Winter X Games:
3rd – Aspen 2012
6th – Aspen 2008
6th – Aspen 2007
DNS – Aspen 2005

World Cup:
3rd – Blue Mountain CAN 2011
2nd – Lake Placid USA 2009
3rd – Kreischberg AUT 2008
2nd – Flaine FRA 2008

Member of the Australian Alpine National Ski Team 1995 – 2004

Best Alpine Results:
9th Combined – 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City USA
Competed in 2 x World Champs, 2003 St Moritz SUI and 2001 St Anton AUT
17th Combined – Saalbach AUT 2002
29th Downhill – St Moritz 2001
29th Downhill – St Moritz 1999

Born Skier: “…”

Jenny grew up skiing in Australia at Perisher with her parents. A talented athlete in all sports, Jenny received a trip to train and compete in Austria at the age of 12, she never looked back!
Jenny made her Alpine World Cup debut in St Moritz Switzerland on 17 December 1999 at age 21. She also collected her first World Cup points (top-30 finish in a race) at this event.
Jenny competed in Alpine for 14 years, skiing in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City (Australia at the Winter Olympics) and in two world Championships, St Anton 2001 and St Moritz 2003. She retired from Alpine racing in January 2004. In June 2005, she decided that she wasn’t finished with skiing and started the Pro Ski Cross Tour to have some fun!
Jenny reached the podium a number of time throughout her Ski Cross career but had several injuries previous to the Vancouver Olympics and underwent two knee surgeries, one 4 months and the other 4 weeks before the Games. Jenny placed 13th in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics Winter Games. She underwent her fourth knee surgery (second ACL reconstruction) right after the Olympics in March 2010.
Jenny was back on the Ski Cross tour in 2011 collecting a bronze medal at the 2010–11 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Canada and also place 5th at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships 2011 in Deer Valley USA. She also recently collected Bronze at the Winter X Games in 2012.
She will continue for another Olympics ( 2014 Winter Olympics ) in Sochi, Russia making this her third Olympics.
In 2010, She was elected onto the Australia Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission. Her passion is giving back to her sport and helping young kids and athletes strive for greatness.

Jenny is currently studying a Masters in Sport Studies which will give her the skills to stay in sport after her sporting career.

 

www.jennyowens.com

 

 

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