Joanne Carter and Sean Carlow will represent Australia at the World Figure Skating Championships this week. In a change from previous years, skaters will not have to negotiate a qualifying round before going into the short program.
Athletics Australia today named a squad of 40 athletes to participate in the 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics to be held in Osaka, Japan in August 2007. The squad is headed by 2003 world 400m hurdles champion Jana Rawlinson and 2005 World Championship bronze medallist Craig Mottram.
In a series of performances that did not quite live up to expectations, Ben Sim has produced the best result at the World Junior/Under 23 Cross Country Championships. Sim finished in 37th place in the U23 15km freestyle, 3 minutes and 39 seconds behind race winner Dario Cologna of Switzerland. The Cooma 21-year-old was 25 seconds outside the top 30, one of the goals going into the race.
Torah Bright wrapped up the Burton Global Open Series at the weekend, leaving Stratton Mountain, Vermont, in style with a US$100,000 cheque for the series win and a Volvo C30 T5. The 20-year-old Torino 2006 team member finished third in the final event of the series, the US Open Snowboarding Championships, behind Salt Lake 2002 gold medallist Kelly Clark of the United States and her compatriot Gretchen Bleiler, the Torino 2006 silver medallist.
Damon Hayler has climbed to a world ranking of nine after riding to seventh place in a snowboard cross World Cup event in Stoneham, Canada. Hayler saved his best performance of the season for the Cup finale, qualifying in ninth place then winning his heat of the round of 32 and placing second in his quarter final.
Kate Brookes-Peterson has produced the swim of her life to win Australia’s first medal of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships – bronze in the women’s 5km open water event at St Kilda Beach. Brookes-Peterson, who led for most of the race, was over taken on the last of four 1.25km laps by
From the Margaret River (WA) to Mount Isa (QLD), Wagga Wagga (NSW) to Warburton (VIC), Milingimbi (NT) to Millicent (SA) to Flinders Island (TAS), more than 300 schools across
The 36th Trofeo Topolino children’s race has taken place in Panarotta, Italy. The Topolino race is regarded as the world’s leading children’s race, with many legendary Alpine skiers having competed in the event as children. Victorian skier Emily Bamford achieved the best result for Australia at the event, finishing in 15th place in the slalom. Alexandra Pilat from NSW also achieved a top 20 result, finishing in 17th place in the combi event.
Australia’s open water swimming team touched down in Melbourne Tuesday as the countdown continues for the 12th FINA World Championships, starting this weekend.The seven-strong team which includes world champions Josh Santacaterina and Brendan Capell and four-time Australian Ironman