The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has congratulated Queensland on their Commonwealth Games success and Sally Pearson’s honour as the IAAF’s female athlete of the year.
Australian sailors have dominated the final day of the ISAF Sailing World in Melbourne with the home team claiming 16 medals across the eight Olympic and two Paralympic classes.
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.
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit
Did you know?
At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.
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.