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Bronzed Aussie heats up before Winter Olympics

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AUSTRALIA'S Amy Sheehan has continued her great run of form, claiming her second World Cup bronze medal in nine days.

After finishing third in Calgary last week, the 27-year-old (pictured) from Byron Bay jumped into third place on the World Cup standings with another bronze-medal result in Breckenridge in the US.

A year ago, Sheehan finished 15th in a World Cup meet in Sochi, the scene of next month's Winter Olympics, and left Russia with a world ranking of 25.

But since her fiance Chris Boghokian became her coach, Sheehan has taken her results to another level.

"He actually used to build halfpipes so he knows a lot about the sport - he has really helped me a lot," Sheehan said.

While Sheehan has qualified for Sochi, fellow ski halfpipe athlete Davina Williams was 20th in Breckenridge and faces a nervous wait to see whether she has earned a place.

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