JUDO: The 2012 London Olympics could prove a watershed tournament for the Australian Judo team, with the emergence of new talent coinciding with the potential finales of some of the country’s most experienced exponents of the sport.
MODERN PENTATHLON: Sydney's Chloe Esposito has recorded the best result ever by an Australian woman finishing 7th in the gruelling modern pentathlon at Greenwich Park, which was the last medal to be decided at the 2012 Games.
ARCHERY: Australian archer Taylor Worth has proven he will be a force to be reckoned with come Rio 2016, after thrashing world No 1 Brady Ellison (USA) on his way into the top 16 in the men’s individual archery competition on the hallowed turf of the Lords Cricket Ground.
CYCLING – MOUNTAIN BIKE: Australia’s Dan McConnell improved to 21st overall in a top-class mountain bike cross-country event at Hadleigh Farm – and now has his sights set on the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Dear Lord Coe and Co, From your many mates in Australia, there is only one thing left to say. Well, a couple actually. Bloody well done, you blokes. And thanks. London 2012 has been everything an Olympics should be, a triumph on every front, on and off the fields of play.
TABLE TENNIS: William Henzell was again the star of the Australian table tennis campaign.
The Australian Olympic Committee is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been elected onto the AOC’s Athletes' Commission, following voting by team members at the London Games.
ATHLETICS: Australian Michael Shelley exceeded his own expectations with a creditable 16th place finish in the Olympic men's marathon.
Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates today paid tribute to the Local Organising Committee of the Olympic Games for a “stunningly successful” London 2012.