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Indigenous Aussie set for 1st Winter Games

The Associated PressSYDNEY (AP) — Figure skater Harley Windsor is set to be the first indigenous Australian to compete in the Winter Olympics after being selected for next year’s Pyeongchang Games.

Windsor and Russian-born Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, the junior world pairs champions, secured an Olympic spot with a bronze medal in a qualifying competition in Germany in late September and were among the first athletes confirmed as members of the Australian team on Thursday.

Brendan Kerry and Kailani Crane were selected to compete in the individual figure skating events in Pyeongchang next February.

The 21-year-old Windsor, from western Sydney, said his selection “feels like an amazing and mind-blowing accomplishment.”

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