Sport: Cross-Country Skiing
Events: Freestyle Sprint, 10km Classic, 30km Freestyle, Team Sprint
Olympic History: PyeongChang 2018, Beijing 2022
Highlights: Bronze – Classic Sprint at 2017 Asian Winter Games, 5x Australian National Champion
Year Born: 1994
State Born: Victoria
Casey Wright has represented Australia at every level of her sport. She has been to the World Junior Championships, World U23 Championships, the World Cup, the PyeongChang 2018 and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
That’s come from avidly chasing the snow for the past 10 years in both the northern and southern hemispheres.
During the Australian winter Casey trains with the Australian XC Ski Team at Falls Creek. For the northern winter the Australian Team has been based in Davos, Switzerland, for the racing season.
In addition to an education degree in Australia, Casey studied health sciences for three years at the University of Alaska in Anchorage.
She earned NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) All-American honours at her final national championships in 2019 with the Seawolves team.
Casey made her international debut for Australia in 2012 and won bronze at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games.
Her PyeongChang 2018 results had her 81st in the sprint free and 63rd in the sprint classic.
Four years on at Beijing 2022 she returned to those events and added two more on her schedule, the team sprint classic and the 30km mass start free.
Finishing 65th in the sprint free was an improvement of 16 places compared to PyeongChang 2018. Casey linked up with in the team sprint classic and ended up 16th overall. On the final day of Beijing 2022 she placed 56th in the 30km mass start free, a Personal Best individual result in any Olympic event.
Hailing from a part of Victoria more famous for wine than snow sports, the Yarra Valley, Casey enjoyed an idyllic but hectic life alongside her parents, younger brother, dogs, cats, sheep, a flock of chickens, a turtle, and green tree frogs.
"I miss them as well as well as Vegemite, meat pies and the smell of gum trees."