A broken wheel inside the opening minutes of the men’s cross country final has felled Daniel McConnell’s dreams of an Olympic top ten finish.
Australia’s men’s basketball team fell 9.7 seconds short of its first Olympic medal, losing the bronze medal match up with Spain 89-88
For anyone who tuned into the scintillating action at Copacabana Stadium, the indelible impression left was the arrival of some super young talent not seen in the green and gold since the likes of Kerri Ann Pottharst and Nat Cook.
In the competitive world that is Olympic triathlon Australia has certainly continued to confirm its presence on the world stage.
Rowing gold medallist Kim Brennan will have the honour of carrying the flag and leading out the Australian Olympic Team at the Closing Ceremony.
A top five position on the Olympic medals table remains a realistic goal for Australia despite falling “well short” of ambitions in Rio, chef de mission Kitty Chiller has declared.
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Did you know?
Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.