Sally Pearson said she has drawn motivation from a host of other female sporting stars at the Australian Health I Support Women In Sports awards.
Olympic medallists Anna Meares, Jess Fox and Lauren Jackson are among the contenders for sportswoman of the year at a major awards night for female sports stars.
Rowing Australia has officially renamed its National Training Centre in Canberra after former Olympic rowing coach Reinhold Batschi OAM.
Australia Olympic Committee Vice-President Helen Brownlee OAM has been inducted as a General Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Jason Day's sensational 2015 season and his climb to No. 1 in the world have been acknowledged with his victory in The Don award at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
The International Surfing Association has welcomed the news that Tokyo 2020 has recommended that Surfing take place on natural ocean waves if it is included.