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Date of Birth:
May 21, 1995
City/State of Birth:
Greenwich, Sydney, Australia
Olympics and Events Attended:
2012 Junior World Championships, Sierra Nevada, Spain, Silver Medal, Snowboard Cross
2012 World Cup, Stoneham, Canada, 10th
2013 World Cup, Lake Louise, Canada, 1st; Montafon, Austria, 8th
2014 World Cup, Vallnord-Arcalis, Andorra, 9th (race 1) and 11th (race 2)
2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, Russia, Snowboarding
Snowboard Cross athlete Jarryd Hughes first made his mark at the 2012 Junior World Championships, winning silver. Hughes underwent knee surgery in 2013, and launched into the 2013/2014 World Cup season with a bang. At the first event in Montafon, Austria, Hughes finished 8th. Only a few weeks later in Lake Louise, Canada, he won gold. With about 200 metres left in the final, Hughes piled on the speed, giving himself an unassailable lead, running out a clear winner ahead of Olympic medal contender Konstantin Schad of Germany.
In his first World Cup, in Stoneham, Canada, Hughes finished an impressive 10th. The Stoneham course proved to suit the young snowboarder as he went on to record an 11th place finish at the 2013 World Championships. By early 2014, Hughes was ranked Number 2 in the World on the FIS World Cup Rankings.
Hughes’ personal motto: The past is gone. Now is all there is!