Mount Beauty skiing champion Britt Cox to be recognised in a housing estate if she wins Olympic gold

Ready to fly: Britt Cox after her first qualifying run at the Winter Olympics on Friday.
Ready to fly: Britt Cox after her first qualifying run at the Winter Olympics on Friday.

MOUNT Beauty skiing world champion Britt Cox will have a street named in her honour if she wins an Olympic gold medal on Sunday night.

The developer of the Riverside Estate, Andrew Stern, said he would be delighted to have a roadway honouring the moguls skier in his subdivision at Killara, east of Wodonga.

The residential development features streets named after Olympic gold medallists.

“We were hoping to get a lot of street names out of the Winter Olympics and Britt’s one we would love to see,” Mr Stern said.

“Obviously she’s a local girl so it would be special, but we don’t to put too much pressure on her.”

Cox, a triple Olympian, will go for gold on Sunday night in South Korea.

She began her quest on Friday, finishing sixth out of 30 in the first qualifying session at Phoenix Park.

Mr Stern said with many stages of the Riverside Estate still to be developed there was scope for ongoing acknowledgement of Olympic champions.

From Rio to road: Chloe Esposito with her 2016 Olympic gold medal which resulted in her scoring an eponymous street at Killara.

From Rio to road: Chloe Esposito with her 2016 Olympic gold medal which resulted in her scoring an eponymous street at Killara.

“We’ve still got a lot of streets to name and we don’t want to name them all at once,” he said.

“We’ve got hundreds of news streets to come, there’s plenty of streets that will have to be named.”

Among the most recent to be saluted is Rio Olympic champion Chloe Esposito who won gold in the modern pentathlon in 2016.

“We’ve named a number of streets after swimmers with Stephanie Rice and Micheal Klim and Ian Thorpe, but we’re trying to cover as many sports as possible and the great thing about Chloe Esposito is that she is first gold medallist in that event for Australia,” Mr Stern said.

“We haven’t spoken to her yet (about the street naming), but we plan to speak to Chloe with a view to having her come and see the street named after her.”

Rice and Klim have previously visited the estate to recognise their street names.

Grand day: Andrew Stern (left of pole) with Stephanie Rice (right of pole) on the day the street named after the Olympic champion was unveiled in 2013.

Grand day: Andrew Stern (left of pole) with Stephanie Rice (right of pole) on the day the street named after the Olympic champion was unveiled in 2013.

"It's going to be great to show my children Stella and Rocco and my grandchildren,'' Klim said of the honour when he launched the estate in 2010.

Others recognised alongside Esposito in stages 11 and 12 are doubles tennis champion Todd Woodbridge, 1964 yachting team member Dick Sargeant and swimmers Jon Sieben, Ashley Callus, Jessicah Schipper and Jon Hendricks.

The Riverside Estate is not the only Wodonga district housing precinct to mark sporting figures.

Baranduda’s Glenwood Estate has streets hailing batsman Ricky Ponting, winged keel designer Ben Lexcen and US Open tennis winner Pat Rafter.

Melbourne Cup winning horses, Arwon, Hyperno and Galilee give their names to streets off Huon Creek Road in southern Wodonga.