World and Olympic track cycling champion Anna Meares can add the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) athlete of the year award to her growing list of achievements in 2011.
West Australian Blair Evans has swam a new Australian record for the 400m freestyle at the FINA World Cup in Beijing, setting the Water Cube alight with the second fastest time in the world this year, as the Aussies head to Tokyo with a total of 11 gold medals from China.
Australia’s top equestrian athletes are ready to battle at the inaugural Equestrian Grand Final that is being held as part of EQUITANA at Sydney Showgrounds this Friday 11 – Sunday 13 November 2011.
Wollongong teenager Emma McKeon has continued to out sprint her more fancied rivals at the FINA World Cup series at the Water Cube in Beijing on Wednesday night, helping Australia to a total of six gold medals on the first day of finals.
The atmosphere at the World Cup races is always so electric. To think that I could be competing there next year against my role model Lindsey Vonn just blows my mind away.
No stranger to a comeback himself, Duncan Armstrong reckons Ian Thorpe is on track to make the 2012 London Olympic team despite bombing in his pet event at the Beijing World Cup round.
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
Winter Olympic Team Formal Uniform launch
Did you know?
There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.
Did you know?
Andrew Hoy (Equestrian) has attended 7 Summer Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012).