Australian Olivia Vivian has been steadily making a name for herself in the Ninja community over the past few years. She has competed in the first three seasons of Australian Ninja Warrior and became the first female to complete the semifinal course. In SASUKE Vietnam 4 in 2018, she was the last female competitor standing. This past October, Olivia had an impressive showing at the Colorado Ninja Challenge and took the top spot for women.
The gymnast had a disappointing debut in USA vs. the World last year with a surprising fall on the first obstacle, but made up for it this year by crushing Stage One. In doing so, Olivia became the 4th woman to ever conquer Stage One.
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My full run from this years USA vs World competition held in Vegas. It was such an honour to be asked back to compete against the greats, and I did my best to stay ultra focused and put my best lache forward to this incredible opportunity. . . @nbc aired the episode this past week, and it’ll air down under later this year, so Aussies be patient . . I want to say a huge thanks to my team, and the support crew all around me who help me train and prepare for competitions such as this one. @lafitstudio @f45training_subiaco @ninja.academy @mymusclechef @whitewolfnutrition @usanaau @jfabs101 and my @nextlevelninjas crew . . Thank you to @ninjawarrior @nbc and all the superstars behind the scenes who contribute to this series and making this segment possible. Great work to teams USA and Europe, you’re all such phenomenal athletes and people
In a recent interview, Olivia said she was “so thankful to be given the opportunity to return and have a shot at redemption, so when I finished Stage One it was a reminder to myself that self-belief, persistence, and hard work pay off.”
Olivia helped keep her team ahead of Team Europe, which made the final rope climb a showdown between Team Australia and Team USA. Ultimately, Bryson Klein beat Adam Rayl in the climb and Team Australia took home the trophy this year. Read the full recap here.