Bree Munro

Bree Munro Bree Munro

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Selected member of the 2010 Australian Olympic Winter Team

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  • Bree Munro made an impressive return to international competition in the 2008/09 season, skiing to three top ten results in World Cup events and placing ninth in the World Championships in Inawashiro, Japan. The 28-year-old finished sixth in her return event in Lake Placid, landing two triple twisting double somersaults to finish the best of the Australian women.
  • At the Vancouver Olympics test event in Cypress Mountain she placed tenth, then went one place better at the World Cup final in Moscow. She closed out her season with another ninth place in the World Championships. Bree finished in 18th place on the World Cup standings, but that was after missing two of the seven events on the calendar.
  • Bree equalled her pb of sixth in the opening event of the 2009/10 season, then received a further confidence boost when she jumped to fourth place in Lake Placid in late January.
  • Regarded as one of the most skilled gymnasts in the OWI aerial skiing team, Bree has had a career cruelly interrupted by injury. She made her World Cup debut at Mt Buller in September 2002, but missed the rest of the 2002/03 season after injuring her neck at her home event. The following year, she again competed in the two home events, then added her first overseas events to her schedule in the 2004/05 season.
  • After a 2005/06 season that saw her produce a career-best eighth placing, landing her first triple twisting double somersault in the process, she seemed set to move up the rankings. Two more top 12 results followed in that season, an 11th placing in Changchun in December and a 12th in Deer Valley in January.
  • But in training for the 2006/07 World Cup, the Mt Buller skier sustained a knee injury at Apex Mountain, ending her hopes for that season, and also ruling her out of competition for the 2008 season.

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Dream car Old Hotted up VW convertible. My first car was a little bug and I loved her and can't wait for the chance to own another one
Personal Motto It's not fear that keeps you safe, it's the training
Star Sign Taurus
Coldest Temparature There have been a few days of cold weather in Lake Placid and Montreal in January 2009, at about -40
Tattooes/Piercings Ears pierced
I began this sport . . . in 2002, after a career in gymnastics.
Participation in other sports Gymnastics (best performance of third at the China National Gymnastics titles on bars)

Fast Facts

Event Aerials - Women
Date Of Birth 12 May 1981
Age at Start of Games 28
Born Melbourne, VIC
Lives Blackburn, VIC
Height 162cm
Weight 62kg
Institute Australian Institute of Sport/Victorian Institute of Sport/Olympic Winter Institute
Club Team Buller, VIC
Coach(es) Christian Kaufmann
Olympic Games Debut

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