Har­ley Wind­sor

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At just 21, fig­ure skater Har­ley Wind­sor be­came Aus­tralia’s first In­dige­nous Win­ter Olympian at the 2018 Win­ter Olympics in South Korea this year. “At first it was a bit of a sur­prise, but I guess it makes me a lit­tle bit hon­oured to be the first one,” Wind­sor says. Born in Syd­ney’s west, Wind­sor com­peted in the pairs fig­ure-skat­ing pro­gram with Rus­sian-born part­ner Ka­tia Alexan­drovskaya. Af­ter win­ning the ju­nior world cham­pi­onships last year, the duo fin­ished 18th in PyeongChang but ac­knowl­edged it wasn’t their best per­for­mance. Even so, it’s quite a rise for Wind­sor, who only dis­cov­ered ice skat­ing a decade ago af­ter stum­bling across a rink in Black­town. Now, he wants to set an ex­am­ple for more In­dige­nous Aus­tralians to hit the ice. “I hope that I can push them to­wards win­ter sports rather than sum­mer sports,” he says.

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