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Katya Crema began her career as an Alpine ski racer, winning the Australian National Championships in slalom and giant slalom four times. In her final year as a junior in Alpine, Crema switched to Ski Cross in the 2007/08 season, lining up in her first World Cup event in January in Les Contamines, France, finishing 18th. 

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Two Time Winter Olympian

At age 21, Katya Crema made her Olympic debut at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, competing in the new Olympic discipline of Ski Cross. Crema finished third in the quarter-finals, finishing 15th overall. 

Four years later and Crema was the star of the Sochi 2014 Ski Cross team, finishing seventh. Her big moment came in the quarter-finals when she made a risky pass on the final turn of the course, overtaking Switzerland’s Sanna Luedi over the final jump which earned her a spot in the final eight. Crema went on to finish 3rd in the small final, 7th overall, a memorable moment for her career.

After retiring from World Cup competition in 2015, Crema is now enjoying exploring the new territory of ski touring and backcountry skiing. As the Alpine Athlete representative of the SSA Athletes Commission, she also seeks to give back to the skiing community by contributing her knowledge and expertise as an elite Olympic athlete. Crema is happy to donate her time to coach and mentor Chicks with Stix, an all-female ski and snowboard program aimed at increasing female teenage participation in freestyle skiing. 

Off the snow, Crema is an avid cyclist and her passion is getting more women active and involved in the sport. In 2014, she climbed the height of Everest by riding 8,848m vertical metres in a single ride (also known as “Everesting”).

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