Sport for Women

Sami Kennedy-Sim

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Snowboard
Location: Australia

Like all of her team-mates, Sami made the switch from Alpine Skiing to Ski Cross, which has paid recent dividends. 2011 was a breakthrough year for Sami, recording her first top-10 World Cup performance and personal best end of season ranking.

Further adding to a big 2011, Sami became married to Australian Cross Country skier and 2010 Olympian Ben Sim.

After narrowly missing out on qualifying for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, Sami is more determined then ever to qualify for Sochi 2014 and showcase her skills on the ultimate stage.

Via Olympic Winter Institute of Australia.

Top 100 Sportswomen Nomination

I've seen hard Sami has worked over the last 12 months with massive improvements achieving two 5th places on the World Cup 2012 tour plus a number of top 10's. She is defiantly on her way to being one of the worlds best skiers and Olympian.

- Ben Sim

Sami Kennedy-Sim on Twitter

Sami Kennedy-Sim in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: 5th place Blue Mtn WC 2012

Greatest achievement off the field: Getting Married in 2011 and commencing Uni in 2012

Who is your sporting heroine? Melinda Gainsford-Taylor

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? Right now about 15 hours

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? Nothing in particular- just healthy lifestyle!

What do you love about your sport? The adrenaline rush, the travel and the fantastic friends I have made internationally.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? Have a World Cup in Australia!!

What motivates you? My husband- he is a great athlete who had to retire last year. I also love giving back to the community and am coaching some kids school fitness prior to winter.

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Student!! I am studying a Bachelor of Sports Media at the University of Canberra

Three words that describe you: Energetic, Loyal and Motivating

Sami Kennedy-Sim Supports Sport for Women Day

I support Sport for Women Day because sport and happiness lie hand in hand- go for it- get active and see the smile on your face!!