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Mitchell Watt of the QAS competes in the Mens Long Jump Open on day three of the Australian Athletics Championships & Selection Trials at the Queensland Sport and Athletic Centre on March 21, 2009 in Brisbane, Australia.

Long jumper Mitchell Watt has leapt into second place on the Australian alltime list and also into medal contention for next month's world championships with another big personal best in Greece.Watt, who only returned to the sport two years ago, has taken massive strides in 2009, improving his PB five times.

Matthew Mitcham of Australia competes in the Mens 10m Platform Preliminary at the Stadio del Nuoto on July 20, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham is perfectly poised for a maiden world title after delivering the highest scoring dive in the preliminary round of the 10m platform at the FINA world championships on Monday.Mitcham nailed a 102.60 point dive with his sixth

Timothy Cleland of Australia and Vladislav Andreyev of Kazakhstan battle for the position at the Stadio della Pallanuoto on July 20, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Aussie Sharks captain Thomas Whalan spearheaded his team to victory 14:4 over Kazakhstan to open their World Championships campaign

Casey Eastham of Australia celebrates scoring a goal during the Women's Hockey Champions Trophy match between England and the Australian Hockeyroos at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on July 16, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

The Hockeyroos have kept alive their hopes of reaching the Champions Trophy final with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over England

Casey Eastham of Australia and Kim Junghee of South Korea battle for the ball during the Women's Hockey Pool match between Australia and Korea held at the Beijing Olympic Green Hockey Stadium during Day 2 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

The Hockeyroos face an uphill battle to make the Champions Trophy final after only managing a 2-2 draw with Beijing Games nemesis China in Sydney on Tuesday night.

Hockeyroos playing China at the 2005 World Cup in Perth.

The Hockeyroos admit there'll be some extra feeling involved when they play China in the Champions Trophy in Sydney on Tuesday night.

Moffatt's win for gran

13 July 2009
Australian Emma Moffatt celebrates her silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Her teammate Emma Snowsill won the gold.

Australian triathlete Emma Moffatt has scored an emotional victory in Kitzbuhel, Austria to extend her lead in the ITU world championship series.Moffatt's grandmother passed away just days before Sunday's race, but she steeled herself in cool but calm conditions to unleash her signature burst on the 10km run.

Rob Maitland of Australia in action during the FINA Men's Water Polo World League 2008 Asia-Oceania Preliminary Round match between Australia and New Zealand at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on May 26, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. Australia defeated New Zealand by 25-0.

Australia struck gold in the men’s water polo competition at the World Student Games in Belgrade Sunday, beating Croatia 6-4 in the final. It was the first time that an Australian men’s team had stood atop the podium

Hockeyroo players prepare for a penalty shot at goal during the Women's Hockey Champions Trophy match between the Australian Hockeyroos and Argentina at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on July 12, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

A mad minute of inexperience sent the Hockeyroos crashing to a 1-0 loss to defending champions Argentina at the Champions Trophy tournament in Sydney on Sunday. With 54 seconds remaining in the first half, the relief of a having an Argentine goal disallowed by the video umpire soon turned to despair

Eamon Sullivan of Australia models the new Speedo swimsuit during a launch at the University of New South Wales on February 12, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

Australia's hopes of dominating the swimming world championships have suffered a major blow with Olympic stars Eamon Sullivan and Hayden Stoeckel ruled out.Freestyle sprint ace Sullivan has withdrawn for the championships, which start in Rome on July 26, after struggling to overcome a virus that has hampered his preparation while in Europe for the past six weeks.