Britt Cox wins Outstanding Woman in Sport Award

Britt Cox at Falls Creek. Photo by Chris Hocking.

Australia’s loved mogul skiing sensation, Britt Cox, won Outstanding Woman In Sport at the 2017 Women’s Health Women in Sport Awards last night.

The country’s leading sportswomen walked the red carpet at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. Britt has been training in Zermatt in Switzerland this week for the upcoming FIS World Cup season and the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018 and was unable to attend the event personally as she was in transit from Europe to Australia. Because, well, training.

“To be awarded the Women’s health Australia outstanding achievement award feels really special. I was stoked just to be nominated alongside Sally, Emma, Isis, Sam and Rhiannan, who have each had some incredible performances this year” Britt told SnowsBest after the win.

“It’s been a very exciting year for women’s sport in Australia across the board. I think it’s an exciting time to be a female athlete in Australia.”

She completed a sensational competition season last northern winter, holding onto the yellow bib throughout, winning the FIS World Cup Crystal Globe at the end of the season and also winning the FIS World Cup Championships. Her season was rewarded last night with the Australian Federal Government Award for Outstanding Woman in Sport.

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Other nominees in the award category included Samantha Kerr for soccer, Sally Pearson for hurdles, Isis Holt para athlete, Emma McKeon swimming and Rhiannan Iffland for diving. Sam Kerr went on to win Women’s Health Sportswoman of the Year (Britt was also nominated in this category).

The 2017 Women’s Health Women in Sport award winners

Hall of Fame Betty Cuthbert, Athletics

Women’s Health Sportswoman of the Year Samantha Kerr, Soccer

Moment of the Year AFLW inaugural game, Carlton versus Collingwood

A-Team of the Year Matildas, Soccer (as voted by the Australian Public)

Person of Sporting Influence Dr Susan Alberti, Women‟s Football trailblazer

Local Sporting Champion Mariella Teuira, Sports Club founder

Leadership Legend Daisy Pearce, AFLW

One to Watch Ashleigh Gardner, Cricket

Australian Federal Government Award for Outstanding Woman in Sport Britt Cox, Mogul SkiingBrit

Read more about Britt’s season. 

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.


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