Sport for Women

Anna Segal

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Snowboard
Location: Australia

"Skiing has brought more to my life than I ever expected. Friends, travel, constant challenges, adrenaline and amazing opportunities. It's also been a crazy roller coaster ride of emotions, especially when injuries come in to play. I spend the Northern winters in Breckenridge Colorado, and the Southern winters hopping around the mountains in Australia and NZ".


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Top 100 Nomination

Anna was the first to win X Games Gold at Women's Slopestyle in Aspen, she has since won a silver and a bronze (in Aspen and Tignes). She is the current FIS World Champion in Slopestyle Ski which has been accepted as an Olympic sport for Sochi 2014.

- Rachael Oakes-Ash

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Gold at the FIS world Championships, 2011

Greatest achievement off the field: Getting into the course I aimed for at uni.

Who is your sporting heroine? Sarah Burke

How many hours per week do you train/exercise? When I’m on snow, about 25-30 hrs a week, when off snow, about 10-15 hrs a week

What do you love about your sport? I love the constant progression of my sport, the adreneline rush and the never ending challenge.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? The inequality between the exposure males in our sport receive compared to the lesser exposure females receive.

What motivates you? I’m motivated by the other females pushing my sport. I train and compete alongside my close friends. We all push each other, but in an encouraging and supportive way. When one girl learns a new trick, it motivates as all to give it a try. This is how our sport progresses.

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Not at the moment. I’m still studying at university in Melbourne.

Three words that describe you: Inquisitive, energetic and determined

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? First, you need to have a solid base of skiing. Once you are comfortable racing all around the mountain, head into the terrain park and start with the smaller features. Practicing tricks on trampolines is also a good way to get going as it gives you great air awareness.

Anna Segal Supports Sport for Women Day

I support Sport for Women Day because I want girls around Australia to enjoy being active as much as I do.