Games star Coady has Tigers in her blood

Australia's Tess Coady won bronze in the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

AFL club Richmond can now lay claim to an Olympic medallist as well as the Australian Open champion after snowboarder Tess Coady's bronze in Beijing.

Australian Open champion Ash Barty is an avid Tigers supporter, with skipper Trent Cotchin in her box as she won the year's first major and Coady also bleeds yellow and black, with her great grandfather Clarrie Hall a former skipper at the club.

The 21-year-old received a message from the AFL club congratulating her on becoming Australia's first medallist of the Games, winning bronze on Sunday in the women's slopestyle.

"Richmond football club runs in my blood - my great grandfather was a captain - and my family are all pretty avid supporters," Coady said.

"My mum loves the footy, my gran ... it's super sick they just get around it so much.

"They (Richmond) actually sent me a nice message which was really cool although I think my mum was more hyped about that."

Coady was more thrilled to hear from fellow Olympian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons, who reached out through social media after the bronze medal performance.

"I got some pretty funny ones and Sally Fitzgibbons messaged and I was pretty hyped on that," she said.

She also heard from American snowboard star Sage Kotsenburg, who won the first slopestyle Olympics gold at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

Coady listened to his podcast, The Bombhole, before her race and said the message she took from it was to never settle for mediocrity, which inspired her to go big in her final run.

"He's my favourite snowboarder and he sent me a message which was so sick because I was listening to his podcast the night before - I've listened to it so many times because it gets me super- hyped up so it means so much," she said.

Coady spent Sunday night celebrating with the Australian team, and in particular Jakara Anthony, who won a gold medal in moguls hours after her snowboard win.

While she will head back to Europe next month for more World Cup events, Coady said it wouldn't stop her enjoying her bronze medal back in Melbourne.

"Once this (the Olympics) is done I'm definitely going to be chilling out a bit because it's been crazy the last few years," she said.

"I found last year stressful going overseas with not knowing much then about COVID.

"Once the Games is finished I'm definitely going to the pub."