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It was published in January 2014, so the information may be out-of-date.
Shepparton is excited to hear the experinces of Winter Olympian Alisa Camplin, who will be able share her secrets of sucess in both sport and her personal life at the next GV BraIN event.
An ex-gymnast, Alisa didn't start skiing until the age of nineteen. But in March 2004, Alisa Camplin capped off a brilliant season by winning the gold medal in the aerial skiing World Cup finals at the 2006 Torino Olympic venue in Italy. The victory made her the third woman in freestyle skiing history to claim seven victories in the one season, and gave her a second consecutive World Cup title.
To win the coveted gold medal, the petite Australian landed a ‘back full/double full' on her second jump. By the end of the 2002/03 season Alisa had became the reigning World Record Holder, World Champion and the World Champion Grand Prix Champion, thus achieving ‘The Triple Crown'.
Alisa Camplin also won the 2002 Female Sportswoman of the Year Award and the 2002 Sir Donald Bradman Award, for the athlete who has most inspired the nation.
At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Alisa claimed the bronze medal, becoming the first person in history to win back-to-back Olympic aerial medals. The result was made even more amazing by the fact that Alisa had tragically re-injured her knee just four months prior to the Games. However she was able to make an exceptional recovery to be back on skis by Christmas and on the podium six weeks later!
Alisa is no stranger when it comes to injury comebacks (including two broken ankles, nine concussions, a broken collarbone, a broken hand, a separated shoulder, a torn knee ligament, a torn achilles tendon and two snapped anterior cruciate ligaments). But Alisa Camplin is the first to admit that it was all worth it to become Australia's first-ever female Winter Olympic gold medallist, duel Olympic medallist, World Champion, World Record Holder and two times World Champion Grand Prix Champion.
- Where: Cabaret Room, GV Hotel, 223 High Street, Shepparton.
- When: Thursday 6 March 2014, 6pm.
- Cost: $75.00 (all inclusive)
Tickets on sale at Riverlinks (link below)