WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Scotty James claims his fifth X-Games gold

In VIS sport, Scotty James has won a fifth X-Games gold medal, as Aoife Coughlan became only Australia's second-ever judoka to win Grand Prix gold

Snowboarding

Scotty James underlined his dominance in snowboarding, winning a fifth X-Games gold medal in Aspen, Colorado over the weekend. 

Scotty has now medaled in the SuperPipe at every X-Games event since 2016, and took to his Instagram account the following morning; "Woke up, still pinching myself." 


Judo 

Aoife Coughlan won gold in the women's -70kg class at the Portugal Grand Prix over the weekend, becoming just the second-ever Aussie judoka to win gold at a Grand Prix event. 

"Good start to the year, looking forward to Paris next weekend." She wrote on her Instagram.  


Hockey 

A seven minute purple patch from the Netherlands has consigned the Kookaburras to a fourth place finish at the 2023 FIH World Cup after the Europeans triumphed 3-1 in the bronze medal match in India tonight.

With both teams entering the match after heartbreaking semi final losses, the Kookaburras still had plenty to play for including individual milestones for Jeremy Hayward and Jake Harvie.

Hayward ran out for international match 200 while Harvie was making his 100th Kookaburras appearance.

However, it was not to be for the Australians as the Netherlands struck three times in a match defining third quarter to claim a spot on the podium.

VIS scholarship holder Nathan Ephraumas and Johan Durst were part of the Kookaburras squad. 

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