a.k.a. Dani California
Danielle Scott started gymnastics at the age of three and was the youngest athlete to be offered a scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport at age seven. She went to an elite level before retiring at the age of 13 in 2003. Her love for sport and competitive drive continued in diving, athletics, aerobics and soccer before aerial skiing caught her attention and she was recruited by the legendary Australian aerial skier Jacqui Cooper.
Scott was awarded an OWIA scholarship in 2010 and by the 2011/12 season she was competing on the World Cup circuit where she made every final, earning her the distinction of FIS Freestyle aerials Rookie of the Year.
In only her second full international season she made the finals in all six World Cup events before earning a breakthrough bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships in Voss, Norway. In the opening competition of the 2013/14 season - the Europa Cup in Finland, Scott placed first and followed this with a string of top 10 finishes on the World Cup.
At the 2014 World Cup in Lake Placid, USA, Scott performed solidly throughout the competition, ending with a well-executed full, full (a double twisting double somersault) in the super-final to grab second place, just 1.52 points away from first place competitor Li Nina (CHN). While the the podium was the first of Danielle Scott's career, her consistent improving results over the course of her young career suggest it will not be her last.
|1608918.01.2014||Aerials||Lake Placid||USA||World Cup||2||800.00|
|1608110.01.2014||Aerials||Deer Valley||USA||World Cup||6||400.00|
|1605515.12.2013||Aerials||Beida Lake||CHN||World Cup||11||240.00|