Dual Winter Olympian Belle Brockhoff wins Outstanding Achievement Award

Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/08/2020 - 09:23
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Dual Winter Olympian Belle Brockhoff has secured the prestigious Outstanding Achievement award as part of the 2020 Snow Australia Awards for her awe-inspiring comeback season.

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The 27-year-old returned to the World Cup season in 2019-2020 after an ACL injury sidelined her for two years. 
 
Her comeback was remarkable, achieving five podium finishes from six World Cup starts. On top of that she made the final in every World Cup event she contested this season.

 
Brockhoff finished the season with one gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Her hard work was rewarded when she finished second overall in the World Cup season standings. 
 
The Victorian athlete said that she felt enormous pride to be announced as the Outstanding Achievement award recipient.
 
“This feels amazing - it’s been a long two years out of the sport,” Brockhoff said.
 
“To come out of this season as world number two was just unreal and this is great just to top it off.
 
After achieving her goal of ‘going for gold’ this season, Belle remains ambitious as she looks ahead to what could potentially be her third Winter Olympic Games campaign.
 
“I’ve never been shy or hidden from the fact that my goal is to go for gold, whether it’s Olympics, World Cup or World Championships, that’s what I want to do,” Brockhoff said.
 


“And I want to do everything that I can - training on snow, off snow, or whatever it may be to get into a position where I can achieve that.”
 
Snow Australia Chief Executive Officer Michael Kennedy said Belle is a very deserving recipient of the award.
 
“The Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to someone who has not only achieved outstanding results but has also overcome setbacks or adversity in doing so. In 2020 there was no one more deserving of the award than Belle,” Kennedy said.
 
“I know how hard she worked not only to return to snow, but return to the form she was in before her injury and I think this season she exceeded even her own expectations.


Next week Snow Australia will present the finalists for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Athlete of the Year Awards, before unveiling the winners on Saturday 16 May.
 
Stay tuned to Snow Australia’s social media channels, or head to the website, for more information.

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Sailing Team | Tokyo 2020

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Artistic Swimming Team | Tokyo 2020

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Keesja Gofer's #OlympicTakeover from home isolation

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A fish out of water, Keesja Gofers is doing all she can during home isolation to keep herself fit and healthy for when she can join her Aussie Stingers water polo family back in the pool.

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The Sydney sider, who would usually be traveling and competing in Europe during this time of the year, recently took over the @AUSOlympicTeam Instagram story to give followers a sneak peek into her life in home isolation.

Between video calling her teammates for a stationary bike training session, practicing her goal scoring in her parent’s pool and fuelling her body with nutritious home cooking, Keesja spent her time with her fiancé Scott and their dog Magic.

Want to see what other Aussie Olympians are getting up to during home isolation?

Check out out more #OlympicTakeovers HERE.

Plus you can train like an Olympian at home and join Aussie Olympians in home exercise, skills and healthy living sessions via the #TeamAUS content hub.

Educator Resources

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To celebrate the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, now taking place between 23 July 2021 and 8 August 2021, we are providing a suite of educator resources designed for the Lower Primary, Upper Primary and Secondary Schools in Australia.

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been delayed, but the Olympic values of teamwork, resilience, overcoming challenges and respect have never been more important.

Australian athletes are still striving for their Olympic dream and we're excited to share with you curriculum aligned lessons and activities for Primary and Secondary schools so your students can embark on an Olympic Games adventure.

Students experiencing the Olympic Spirit

To start your planning, review the relevant Educator Guide for Lower Primary, Upper Primary and Secondary. These Guides provide an overview of the lessons, time allocation, student learning and the resources required.

If you have an feedback or require anything additional please contact the AOC via email education@olympics.com.au

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Lower Primary - Educator Guide

Lower Primary - Village Art

LP 1 - Olympic Games Connecting People

LP 2 - Trek to Tokyo

LP 3 - Dance and Culture

LP 4 - Olympic Mascots

LP 5 - Move Your Body

Upper Primary Resources

Upper Primary - Educator Guide

Upper Primary - Village Art

UP 1- Olympic Games Connecting People

UP 2 - Trek to Tokyo

UP 3 - Cultural Diversity

UP 4 - Dance and Culture

UP 5 - Olympic Flame

UP 6 - Olympic Mascots

UP 7 - Tech, Tech Everywhere

UP 8 - Supporting Communities

UP 9 - Indigenous Australian Olympians

UP 10 - Olympic Games Pictograms

UP 11 - Move Your Body

UP 12 - Measuring Results

UP 13 - Personal Bests

UP 14 - Schedules

UP 15 - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Secondary Resources

Secondary - Educator Guide

Secondary - Village Art

S 1 - Engineering Marvels

S 2 - The Robot Project

S 3 - Marketing and Branding

S 4 - Cultural Identity at Home and Abroad

S 5 - Tech, Tech Everywhere

S 6 - The Village

S 7 - Connecting with our Athletes

S 8 - Pathway to Success

S 9 - Supporters