You don’t usually associate Australia with world-class skiers, however Russell Henshaw is one of the exceptions. Born in Sydney in 1990, Russell, or ‘Russ’ for short, had his heart set on skiing from an early age. When he was three, he strapped on a pair of skis and set off down the mountain for the first time. When he was still a grom, his parents decided to move to the snowfields of Jindabyne, New South Wales, where Russ could focus on developing his fast-accelerating talent and enter under-12 slalom events.
From there, Russ’ proficiency as a rider grew stronger and stronger until he was competing against the elite at grand slam competitions around the globe. However, disaster struck in 2011 when he badly tore his ACL doing a switch unnatural dub rodeo nine in Alaska. The injury put him out of commission for a while, however Russ was quick to heal, as he was eager to get back on the slopes as soon as possible. That very same year, he took an X Games gold, landed the world’s second ever triple cork and won countless other World Championship medals. Now, Russ has his sights on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Soichi.
It is clear no injury will stop Russ Henshaw from achieving his goals…Read more