Victorian Institute of Sport

Lydia Lassila

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising when we fall"

Personal details

Date of Birth:
17 January 1982
Nickname:
Lyd
Hometown:
Melbourne
Residence:
Melbourne
Hobbies/Interests:
Travelling, Books, Cooking, Beach, Skiing, Friends
Occupation:
Business Owner
Sporting Hero:
Tiger Wood, Roger Federer
Personal Ambition:
To be the best female aerial skier ever

Sporting Details

Sport:
Aerial Skiing
Positions/Disciplines:
Freestyle Aerials
Training Venues:
Switzerland, Mt Buller

Sporting Achievements

Four time Olympian (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)

2010 Vancouver Olympic Games - Gold

2014 Sochi Olympic Games - Bronze and first woman in history to perform a quad twisting triple somersault called the Full-Double Full-Full

World Cup Podiums:

World Cup Gold – 15
World Cup Silver – 16
World Cup Bronze – 10

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

World Record Holder - 220.91 points, Deer Valley, Utah, USA 2010 (Jump combination: Lay-Double Full-Full & Lay-Full-Full)

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