Lydia Lassila is an Australian Olympic freestyle skier gold medalist who competed in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. She is the 2010 Olympic champion and the 2014 bronze medalist.
On 20 October 2010, Lassila was awarded the prestigious ‘The Don’ award by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, which recognised her ability to inspire as well as her achievements during 2010, including her gold medal performance at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Lydia Lassila is a four time Olympian as well as a Gold and Bronze medalist. She’s a mother, wife and entrepreneur running her business BodyICE. Lydia has just had her second son Alek and is now back in training to compete at her fifth Olympics. She also recently had a documentary released on her career called The Will To Fly http://thewilltoflyfilm.com/
Achievements of Lydia Lassila
World Cup Podiums
World Cup Gold – 15
World Cup Silver – 16
World Cup Bronze – 10
World Cup Overall
2002-2003 – 2nd
2003-2004 – 2nd
2004-2005 – 2nd
2007-2008 – 2nd
2008-2009 – 1st
2009-2010 – 4th
2012-2013 – 3rd
2013-2014 – 4th
Salt Lake City 2002 – 8th
Torino 2006 – 14th
Vancouver 2010 – 1st
Sochi 2014 – 3rd
Current World Record
220.91 points, Deer Valley, Utah, USA 2010 (Jump combination: Lay-Double Full-Full & Lay-Full-Full)
Current Olympic Record
214.74 points Cypress Mountain, Canada 2010 (Jump combination: Lay-Double Full-Full & Lay-Full-Full)
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: First woman in history to perform a quad twisting triple somersault called the Full-Double Full-Full
2010 Australian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year
2010 Ski and Snowboard Australia Athlete of the Year
2010 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Don Award
2010 Governor’s Award for Victorian Sportsperson of the Year
2010 Victorian Female Athlete of the Year – Kitty McEwan Award
2010 Victorian Institute of Sport – Athlete of the Year Award
2012 Order Of Australia Medal
2005 RMIT Bachelor of Applied Science: Human Movement
BodyICE – The Complete Icing System, created by Lydia in 2006
Lydia Lassila, an Olympic Freestyle Skier walks us through her incredible professional journey in an exclusive interview with Namita Nayyar, President Women Fitness.
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