Six athletes clocked Athletics Australia qualifying times for the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday morning, as race walkers from across the country descended on Melbourne for the Australian 50km Race Walking Championships.
Gold Coast 17-year-old Cameron McEvoy has claimed the biggest scalp in Australian swimming, taking down James Magnussen in the men’s 200m freestyle in a new personal best time of 1:48.08, on night one of the 2011 Queensland State Championships in Brisbane.
Rachael Sanna and Jaybee Alabaster, owned by Bev Edwards of Lockyer Valley (QLD) have been crowned the 2011 Pacific League FEI World Cup™ Dressage Champions following their victory at the Saddleworld Dressage Festival, Werribee, over the weekend.
Victoria’s comeback queen and Olympic silver medallist, Loudy "the pocket rocket" Wiggins and Beijing gold medallist Matthew Mitcham have won gold at the National Diving Championships in Adelaide.
Jubilant Australian sailing stars Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher say fighting spirit helped them secure their second consecutive world title in front of a thrilled home crowd in Fremantle.
The Kookaburras have created further history under the guidance of Ric Charlesworth, defeating Spain 1-0 in the Champions Trophy final in Auckland to become the first team to win 4 titles in a row.
Triple Olympic gold medallists Libby Trickett, Leisel Jones and Stephanie Rice will headline over 2,000 athletes competing at this year’s Queensland State Championships from 10 to 16 December, at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre.
The build up to the 2012 London Olympic Games steps up this weekend as Athletics Australia prepares to host its first three nomination trials in Melbourne (VIC).
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.
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Figure Skaters selected on the Australian Winter Olympic team
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.
Did you know?
Colin Coates (Speed Skating) has attended 6 Winter Games: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988.