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ELEANOR HALL: Now to Vancouver where Australia's youngest winter Olympian is about to don the green
and gold. Victorian moguls skier, Britteny Cox, turned 15 last September. That makes her
Australia's youngest competitor in the winter games since 1960.

She spoke to North America correspondent Lisa Millar in Vancouver.

BRITTENY COX: Yeah, well qualifying at 15 years old is quite a shock to me because I was aiming for
2014 in Sochi when I am going to be 19 years old. So yeah, qualifying at 15 is pretty special and I
just want to gain the most experience out of it so that I will have a bit of a heads up for 2014.

LISA MILLAR: Do you have a goal in mind though about your own performance over the next few weeks?

BRITTENY COX: Yeah, well like I said, just gaining experience. That is my main goal for this
Olympics and trying to put down the best run I can. Not really focussing on the results because you
can't really control them. All I can control is my run and yeah, I want to do the best I can.

LISA MILLAR: Tell me a little bit about your life. What is normal life for you? Do you even have a
normal life?

BRITTENY COX: Well, not really. When I am back home in Australia in the summer I go to school and
try to get as much work done as I can then so that when I do go skiing I have more time to ski and
I don't have to think about school as much.

Yeah, and so lots of dry land training as well when I am not on snow and in the winter time in
Australia I got to Jindabyne, train up at Perisher and do some competitions at Falls Creek and
Mount Buller and yeah, then get back to school again after that.

LISA MILLAR: And tell me exactly about what you are competing in and what approach you are going to
take with it.

BRITTENY COX: I am competing in the freestyle moguls up at Cypress Mountain and yeah, I am just
going to try and focus on my run and do the best I can. We have got five days training on the
course so getting to know the course and trying to stay focussed and yeah, putting down my best
run.

LISA MILLAR: The Vancouver organising committee have just announced that they are going to reduce
the amount of training that can be done on the course to try and keep it in okay condition. What
does that mean for athletes like yourself?

BRITTENY COX: Well, in most competitions you usually only get one or two days training so the
Olympics, we even get more training than that so I don't think it is a bad thing not having the
training reduced. I am still going to get enough time on the course to get to know it and yeah, get
enough practice on it so it is a good thing to save the course from getting through to the dirt and
stuff because there has been a lot of talk about not having enough snow but it looks pretty good
and I think it will hold up alright.

LISA MILLAR: Looks pretty good? It looks pretty green. That is not much chop for skiers though.

BRITTENY COX: No, well I've had a look at photos of the course and everything and I think there is
enough snow and yeah, so it should be good.

LISA MILLAR: What difference does it make when there is minimum snow?

BRITTENY COX: Well, every course is different. I have skied courses all over the world, all
different conditions, some coming through rocks, some lots of powder so yeah, I'll just adapt to
it.

ELEANOR HALL: That is 15-year-old Victorian moguls skier, Britteny Cox speaking to Lisa Millar in
Vancouver.