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James Rickard

National Squad

Date of Birth:  May 11th, 1981
Nickname: Remus, Jimmy
Ski Club:  None
Coach:  Self
Year Started Skiing: ?
Home Town:  Melbourne, VIC
Home Resort: Falls Creek, Lake Mountain
Favourite Resort: 
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Occupation: Physiotherapist for now.


 

Ultimate Training Session:Cycling up Donna Buang with deluded fantasies of being off the front in a mountain stage of Le Tour, a ski when technique really clicks.

Loves:  Genuine and thoughtful people who are passionate about what they do and believe in. Catching and passing my training partner Clare-Louise in a Race Pace (she gets a little head start!). The care-free 30 seconds after completing an intensity session.

Hates:  Feeling good about beating my training partner Clare-Louise. I should pick on someone my own gender .. and size?

Other Interests:   I have a passion for food, sporting biomechanics, studying physiology of the immune and gastrointestinal system.

Favourite Meal:  Simple things done very well, good and really fresh food.

Favourite Movie:  I saw 'Kenny' yesterday which was a real laugh. The masterfully well orchestrated finish of the Shawshank Redemption is a classic. 007 movies. National Lampoon's vacation just for the part where Chevy Chase punches the plastic moose.

Favourite TV show:  House, ER, All Saints, Boston Legal.

Favourite CD: At the moment 'The Superjesus' "Jet-Age" and Strokes "Room on Fire" is in my car.

Last Book Read:  Chapter 17 of my Physiology text book

Who would you most like to go skiing with?   Andrus Veerpalu when he's doing an interval session. I'd be content to sit in behind. WANT his classic technique.

What is your ultimate dream in XC-Skiing? To put together a personally great and satisfying race at the top level - be it world cup, a world championships or Olympics. Having family there to share it with me.


Competitive history: 

Year

Competition

Distance/Style

Place

2005

Australian Championship

10km Freestyle

3rd

2005

Australian Championship

10km Classic

6th

2000

Australian Championships

10km Classic

8th

2000

Australian Junior Championships

10km Freestyle

3rd M18

2000

Australian Junior Championships

10km Classic

3rd M18

1999

Australian Junior Championships

10km Freestyle

2nd M18

1999

Victorian Junior Championships

10km Freestyle

2nd M18

1999

Victorian Junior Championships

10km Classic

3rd M18

1999

Australian Championships

10km Freestyle

3rd M18


Equipment:

Skis - Atomic
Poles - Exel
Boots -   Salomon
Bindings - Salomon

                   

Personal Sponsors:  Eastern Mountain Centre, Banyule City Council

 

Updated October 2006


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