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Chris Darlington

Australian Continental Cup Team

Date of Birth:  June 23rd, 1982
Nickname: 'Darlo'
Ski Club:  City Tatts Boonoona
Coach:  Finn Marsland
Year started skiing:1987
Home Town: Jindabyne
Home Resort: Perisher Valley
Favourite Resort: Perisher Valley
Height:  190 cm
Weight:  74kg
Occupation: gym instructor and raft guide


  

Ultimate Training Session:   Skiing around on the main range when it's frozen. Getting nude makes it more fun. Then coming back to my back yard sauna.

Loves: White water kayaking, (especially steep creeks), skiing, riding, sitting on my verrandah and drinking coffee, over dancing at discos, travelling and having fun.

Hates: Computers when they don't work properly, Big cities, When people lie to me, when people smoke around me and don't care, vomitting and those little mow hawke hair cuts that metrosexual's have.

Other Interests: Relaxing, listening to music, playing the harmonica

Favourite Meal: Kangaroo/ fruit curry. Or meat pie with pasta and tomato sauce.

Favourite Movie: 'Bad Boy Bubby'

Favourite TV show: Little Brittain

Favourite CD: Faithless "Irreverance"

Last Book Read: One of those lance Armstrong books

Who would you most like to go skiing with? Simbo. Haven't got to ski with him in a few months now, and getting boored in training sometimes. Also looking forward to going skiing with my great great grandkids when they are old enough.

What is your ultimate dream in XC-Skiing? To get enough support so I can just train and have fun and not work as well. Get qualification for distance world cup and make it to the Olympics.


Competitive history: 

Year

Competition

Distance/Style

Place

2006

Kangaroo Hoppet

28km Freestyle

7th

2006

Australian Championships

10km Freestyle

3rd

2006

Australian Championshipis

15km Classic

2nd

2006

Australian Championships

30km Freestyle

2nd

2006

NSW Championships

10km Freestyle

2nd (1st AUS)

2006

ACT Championships

8km Classic

3rd

2006

Vasaloppet

90 km Classic

253rd

2006

Maserloppet

42 km Classic

20th

2005

Australian Championships

10 km Classic

3rd

2005

Australian Championships

10 km Freestyle

4th

2005

Australian Championships

15 km F

4th

2005

Australian Championships

30 km Classic

6th

2005

Australian Championship

10km Classic

3rd

2005

NSW Championships

10 km Freestyle

1st

2005

NSW Sprint Championships

Sprint

1st

2004

Australian Championship

10km Classic

3rd

2004

Australian Championship

10km Freestyle

3rd

2003

Kangaroo Hoppet

42km Freestyle

5th

2003

Australian Championships

30km Freestyle

5th

2003

Australian Championships

15km Classic

6th

2003

Australian Championships

10km Freestyle

4th (3rd AUS)

2003

Australian Championships

10km Classic

4th

2003

Australian Championships

sprint

7th

2001

Australian Junior Championship

10km Freestyle

2nd

2001

Australian Junior Championship

10km Classic

2nd

2001

World Junior Championships

10km Classic

92

2000

Australian Junior Championship

10km Freestyle

2nd M16

2000

NSW Junior Championships

10km Classic

1st M16

2000

Australian Championships

10km Classic

9th

1999

Australian Championships

30km Classic

12th

1999

Australian Junior Championships

10km Freestyle

3rd M16

1999

Australian Junior Championships

10km Classic

2nd M16

1998

Rex Cox

12km Freestyle

2nd

1996

Australian Junior Championships

5km C /5km F

12th overall


Equipment:

Skis - Fisher
Poles -Exel;

Personal Sponsors:  Dawn Trading, City tattersall's ski club, NSW institute of Sport- Clubs NSW, Fischer- Greens Australia, Jindabyne Sports.

 

Updated September 2006


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