British diver Tom Daley’s showdown with defending Olympic Champion Matthew Mitcham will be one of the highlights of “the Battle of London” in 2012. But it is a surprise to all that Daley will be on the sidelines as his friend and rival Mitcham makes his return from injury in Adelaide this weekend.
Australia’s Olympic beach volleyball hopefuls Chris McHugh and Josh Slack and Becchara Palmer and Louise Bawden have progressed to the round of 16 in their respective men’s and women’s competitions after the opening day’s play at the Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in Haikou, China.
Australian Jumping riders seeking Olympic selection may take inspiration from the recent success of compatriot Edwina Tops-Alexander in the Global Champions Tour. Australia-based riders have one final opportunity to gain their qualifications on home soil this weekend in Sydney.
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have taken the lead in the 470 men’s class at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championship following a strong third place in the opening race of the finals series.
The Kookaburras are within reach of creating history by becoming the first team ever to win the illustrious Champions Trophy 4 years in a row following an impressive 4-2 win over the Netherlands today in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Australia Diving Championships got underway today at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide. The most keenly watched event was the women’s 10 metre platform preliminaries with 2005 Australian Youth Olympic Festival medallist Rachel Bugg surprising the field.
Townsville teenager Alex Ferlazzo looks set to realise an unlikely dream in January, as he closes in on selection for the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympics.
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
Figure Skaters selected on the Australian Winter Olympic team
Did you know?
At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.
Did you know?
Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.