Toronto, ON - July 8th, 2020
Today we are mourning the sudden and tragic loss of Alex “Chumpy” Pullin while spearfishing off the Gold Coast in Australia.
Along with our partners at The Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), we recognize and honour Alex’s life and contribution to sport.
As a two-time World Champion and three-time Olympian, Alex attended Vancouver (2010), Sochi (2014), and PyeongChang (2018) representing Australia in snowboard cross. Alex exemplified everything good about sport: passion, commitment, discipline, and comradery that made him a true icon. Alex was known for being a generous teammate and engaged mentor to many young athletes.
Offering his deepest sympathies on Alex’s passing, Peter Schure, Vice President of Teams And Sponsorships, shares that, “Chumpy was a true ambassador of sport. He exemplified all that is good and we celebrate his passion, his career, and his life. His passing truly leaves a big hole in our hearts”.
As the apparel sponsor to the OWIA and AOC since 2003, we at Karbon offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and teammates. Alex will be sorely missed.
To honour Alex’s commitment to sport in Australia and his enduring legacy in snowboarding around the world, we are renaming our custom Australian team competition jacket, “The Chumpy”. During the World Cup season and at the upcoming Beijing Olympics in 2022, athletes wearing their team jackets will keep Alex’s memory alive from the opening ceremony to the final moments of the games.
Ride on, Chumpy.