Snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has won the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s top award for 2022.
The 21-year-old was announced the winner of the prestigious Lonsdale Cup. The award recognises the phenomenal achievements of Sadowski-Synnott who wonNew Zealand’s first ever Winter Olympic gold medal.
The Lonsdale Cup is the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s most prestigious award. It is presented annually by the New Zealand Olympic Committee to the athlete or team that has made the most outstanding contribution to an Olympic or Commonwealth Sport.
Sadowski-Synnott is the first ever winter sport athlete to win the award. She won gold and silver at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Competing in slopestyle she landed an extremely technical rail line, a frontside double 1080, and a huge backside double 1080.
10 days later Sadowski-Synnott claimed her second medal of the Games, winning silver in an epic big air final.