Siblings chase Winter Olympics dream

Tuesday, September 26th 2023
  • MEDALIST: Airish George.
  • SIBLINGS: Juan and Airish George.

    Two Sydney children, from the most unlikely of places, are shaping up as Australia’s newest Winter Olympic heroes, and possibly follow in the snow prints of Beijing silver medalist, Scotty James or young talents Valentino Guseli and Tess Coady. 

    Juan, 13, and Airish George, 9, are adopted - Juan from Columbia and Airish from the Philippines - but are turning heads as junior snowboarding champions, despite neither of their home countries having ski lifts. 

    The siblings, who split their time between Cronulla, in Sydney’s south in the summer and Jindabyne in the winter, now do homeschool through Euka Future Learning so they can chase their Olympic dreams as it allows more time for training without compromising their education. 

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