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Name Niki Gudex

Born 19th July 1978

Resides Sydney, Australia - when not travelling the world.

Occupation Mountain Biker / Graphic Designer / Model / Artist

Niki has fast become one of Australia’s most highly regarded female competitors in mountain biking and is one of a few athletes who are competitive in both Downhill (DH) and Cross Country (XC) disciplines.

After only a few years in the sport, Niki is ranked number one and two in the National Series for XC and DH respectively. She has finished on the Downhill podium at every National Championship for the past three years and has achieved either a first or second ranking in every National Series.

Following Niki’s success in Downhill she has now set her sights on the Olympic discipline of Cross Country mountain biking and she is currently in preparation for a big year ahead, including training and competition at the world’s highest level.

Niki’s sporting prowess and stunning looks have attracted cover shots, feature stories and interviews across all mediums, such as front covers on Chick, Black+White and FHM magazine, and feature stories in magazines as diverse as Inside Sport, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Outside and even fashion bible Vogue magazine. Niki’s profile increased even further when she was voted as “Australia’s Sexiest Sportswoman” by the readers of Inside Sport in 2002.

In 2002 Niki was also crowned Wollongong University’s “Sportsperson Of The Year” and she received a University “Blue” Award (which is an international university acknowledgement for sporting achievement) and graduated on completion of a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree majoring in Graphic Design and New Media.

With her university studies behind her, Niki is now focused on achieving all that she can within mountain biking. This year Niki will compete locally and internationally including the NORBA, World Cup Series and World Championships.

Career Highlights

Summary of Professional Accomplishments:

Represented Australia at World Championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005 for XC

Represented Australia at World Championships in 2001 for DH

Australian National Series Champion 2003 - XC

Australian National Series Champion 2001 - DH

6 x Top 20 NORBA finishes - 2004

1 x Top 10 NORBA finish - 2004

2005

2nd Australian National XC Championships 2005

World Championships, Livigno, Italy 2005

2004

3rd Australian National XC Championships 2004

32nd Sea Otter Classic XC 2004

23rd World Cup XC #5 – Mont Sainte Anne, Canada

23rd World Cup XC #6 – Calgary, Canada

23rd NORBA XC Series 2004

21st NORBA STXC Series 2004

(6 top 20 NORBA finishes in 2004)

10th NORBA STXC #6 Idaho

47th World Championships, Les Gets, France 2004

2003

1st Australian National XC Series Champion 2003

2nd Australian National DH Series Final Ranking 2003

2nd Oceania Championships 2003 DH, Eildon, VIC 2003

4th Oceania Championships 2003 XC, Eildon, VIC 2003

32nd NORBA XC Series 2003

48th World Championships, Lugano, Switzerland XC 2003

2002

2nd Australian National DH Series Final Ranking 2002

3rd Australian National DH Championships, Mt Beauty, VIC 2002

2001

1st Australian National DH Series Champion 2001

2nd Australian National DH Championships, Mt Buller, VIC 2001

21st World DH Championships, Vail, USA 2001

2000

3rd Australian National DH Championships, Kooralbyn, QLD 2000

Other Highlights

Bachelor of Creative Arts with Distinction, Australia 2002

Australia's Sexiest Sportswoman, Inside Sport magazine Australia 2002

Sportsperson of the Year, University of Wollongong, Australia 2002

University Blue, University of Wollongong, Australia 2002

One of Australia's 50 Sexiest Aussie Babes, 2007

One of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World, FHM magazine, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 (six consecutive years).

One of the 50 Hottest Sports Stars In The World, Alpha magazine 2007

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