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Date of Birth:
May 14, 1982
City/State of Birth:
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Olympics and Events Attended:
2006 Olympics, Torino, Italy ~ Alpine Snowboard
2010 Olympics, Vancouver, Canada ~ Alpine Snowboard
Shaw began skiing at an early age but switched to snowboarding in 1999. In 2005 she was Australia's highest ranked rider in Alpine and the only Australian competing on the World Cup circuit in this event. She was the National Australian champion for four years and was the National U.S. and Canadian Champion in 2005. Shaw was named the Australian Snowboarder of the Year in 2002. She was selected for the Australian Olympic team in 2006 and 2010. She placed 19th in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics overcoming a serious injury early in the 2009-2010 season.
Shaw trained with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and loved the relaxed and friendly environment. In her off season she loves wakeboarding in the Murry River in Australia.