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Scotty James is an Australian snowboarder. He was the flag bearer for Australia at the 2018 Winter Olympics, where he won a bronze medal in halfpipe.

Scotty first competed on the international circuit as a 13-year-old at the 2010 Europa Cup in Saas Fee, Switzerland.

Throughout the last two World Cup seasons, 1 July 2012, he has proven himself an up-and-coming star of the halfpipe, with consistently improving results.

A 23rd place in the 2009–10 FIS Snowboard World Cup in Kreischberg, Austria.

When teammate Nate Johnstone was ruled out of the Games with an ankle injury, Scotty went to the World Cup in Stoneham, Canada, to try to achieve the top-19 result that would make him eligible to replace Johnstone. He pulled off his best result to date, a 15th, which secured him a place in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

At the age of 15, Scotty was Australia’s youngest male Olympian in 50 years and the youngest male competitor at the Vancouver Games.

Scotty’s first snowboard was not actually made for snowboarding—it was a display board in a shop in Vancouver. Scotty and his father had trouble finding a board small enough for him, so they bought the display board, for $10.00.

Scotty won the bronze medal in the men’s half pipe competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, behind Shaun White of the United States’ gold medal in the event and Ayumu Hirano of Japan’s silver.

Australian snowboarding ace Scotty has taken out an unprecedented third consecutive halfpipe world title in Utah.

After winning Gold in 2015 and 2017, the win cements Scotty as the only man to claim three world championships in the event.

The win continues an incredible unbeaten season for Scotty, which includes a gold medal at the X Games and championships across Europe and North America.