All three Griffith University athletes who competed in the Winter Olympics in Beijing recently have completed or are currently studying the same degree, a Bachelor of Communication.

Mogul skier Britt Cox, Alpine skier Greta Small and Aerial skier Danielle Cox were all returning Olympians, and each previously suffered a major injury which ruled them out for a season.

Griffith Sports College Director Naomi McCarthy said all three were seasoned professionals and looked forward to the chance to again represent their country.

“Between them, the trio has attended eight previous winter Games, albeit competing this time in a pandemic”, she said.

“Griffith University enjoys a growing reputation as one of the country’s leading sporting universities and takes pride in its affiliations with and provision of support for many of Australia’s elite athletes.”

“Last year we celebrated the 45 student and alumni athletes and staff members who proudly wore the green and gold at the Tokyo Olympics and achieved a grand total of 19 medals, almost double the number secured in Rio five years ago.”

“Our Griffith Paralympians also performed exceptionally well, with our nine athletes bringing home 10 medals, including six Gold.”

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