Summer News

Tara Kirk of the United States congratulates Leisel Jones following the Women's 100m Breaststroke final at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne.

Leisel Jones would spend more time in the shower than a pool nowadays but the Olympic breaststroke champion doesn't consider herself a "part-time" swimmer. The Beijing 100m gold medallist on Wednesday revealed the extent of her radical training regime that has taken preparing for the 'frog stroke' to a totally new amphibious level.

Francis Hergerty, Cameron McKenzie-McHarg, James Marburg and Matt Ryan compete in the Men's Four Semifinal race at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park during Day 5 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 13, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Three of Australia’s Olympic silver medallists showed their strength on Day 3 of the 2009 Australian Rowing Championships at Lake Barrington, Tasmania.

Sally Kehoe of Australia poses during day 2 of the FISA Rowing World Cup at the Ruderregattastrecke on May 9, 2008 in Oberschleissheim, Germany.

Australia’s top rowers were greeted with cold, wet and windy conditions on the second day of the 2009 Australian Rowing Championships at Lake Barrington, Tasmania.

Pippa Savage of Australia competes in the Women's Single Sculls at Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park during Day 1 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 9, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Toowoomba rowers Sally Kehoe and Pippa Savage stormed to victory in their respective semi-finals of the open women’s single scull as Day 3 of the Australian Rowing Championships began at Lake Barrington, Tasmania.

Olympic champion Steve Hooker attempts to clear 6.10 metres during the Sydney Athletics Grand Prix at Sydney Olympic Park on February 28, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

Steve Hooker fell short of a personal best in the pole vault, but the Victorian and fellow Beijing Olympic medallist Sally McLellan still showed their class at the Sydney Track Classic on Saturday night.Olympic champion Hooker was in a league of his own at Olympic Park,

Olympic 10m Champion Matthew Mitcham competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Beijing gold medallist Matthew Mitcham secured a record fourth title over the three-day Australian Diving Championships in Brisbane.

David Crawshay in action at the 2007 World Championships in the double scull with Scott Brennan.

Olympic rowing gold medallist David Crawshay will be one of the main drawcards when the Australian Rowing Championships commences on Monday at Lake Barrington in Tasmania.Crawshay, who partnered Scott Brennan to a sensational gold medal in the men’s double scull in Beijing almost six months ago

A portrait of swimmer Francis Gailey who won four medals at the St Louis Games in 1904. Records indicated him representing the USA until corrected to Australia in 2009.

Australia has a newly discovered Olympic hero, and the nation’s tally of Olympic medals has suddenly, and quite unexpectedly, been boosted by four --- three silver and one bronze. For well over a century Francis (Frank) Gailey, a swimmer from Brisbane, has mistakenly been listed in official records as an American.

Steve Hooker celebrates snaring the pole vault gold medal with an Olympic record in Beijing.

Olympic champion Steve Hooker knows how close he is to pole vault immortality - breaking the long-standing world record of the sport's undisputed king, Ukrainian Sergey Bubka.

Elise Rechichi (R) and Tessa Parkinson of Australia celebrate overall victory following the Women's 470 class medal race held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center during day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Qingdao, China.

Three new crews have been selected to spearhead Australia's bid for world and Olympic glory with the unveiling of the 2009 Australian sailing team.