Julia Dujmovits has been named in Austria's snowboarding squad ©Getty Images

Olympic champion Julia Dujmovits is the stand-out name in Austria's squad for the new snowboard season.

The 29-year-old, who won the parallel slalom gold medal at Sochi 2014, is one of eight athletes to be given national team member status for 2016-17.

Her best result of the 2015-16 International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup season was a silver medal, which she gained on home snow in Bad Gastein in January. 

Dujmovits also won the Winter Universiade title in Trentino in 2013 but will be unable to defend her Olympic crown as parallel snowboard racing was axed from the schedule for Pyeongchang 2018.

Double Olympic medallist Benjamin Karl has also been selected
Double Olympic medallist Benjamin Karl has also been selected ©Getty Images

This was after curling mixed doubles, speed skating mass start, an Alpine skiing team event and snowboard big air were all added to the programme in June 2015.

Benjamin Karl, who won silver in the parallel giant slalom at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and the bronze in the slalom in Sochi, leads the men's athletes picked for the national team.

Fellow parallel racers Marion Kreiner, Ina Meschik, Sabine Schoeffmann and Andreas Prommegger have also been named, as well as freestyle's Anna Gasser and snowboard cross racer Alessandro Haemmerle.

Thirty-six more athletes have been named in Austria's lesser A, B and C squads.