Four-time Olympic gold medallist Betty Cuthbert (NSW) has been announced as an inaugural Member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame.
One of Australia’s most celebrated male triathletes of the last 15 years, Courtney Atkinson, is the first to admit that he’s a little rusty when it comes to racing. But he is determined to turn his training form into winning race form when he lines up in the OUT Oceania Championships in Devonport, Tasmania on Saturday.
Alicia Coutts is chasing as many as five medals at the London Olympics, confident that a helpful program gives her a huge leg-up in her pet butterfly and medley events.
Following the Melbourne Track Classic & Olympic Trials, Athletics Australia has identified a further 17 athletes for nomination to the Australian Olympic Committee in June subject to them meeting ongoing form and fitness requirements.
Henry Frayne and Brendan Cole have, pending an announcement this coming week, ensured their nomination for Olympic selection in the men’s triple jump and men’s 400m hurdles after winning performances at the Qantas Melbourne Track Classic & Olympic Trials.
Middle-distance star Jeff Riseley shapes as one of the major beneficiaries from the decision to hold the Australian Olympic track and field trials in conjunction with an IAAF World Challenge meet.
Melbourne’s Warwick Draper has earned the right to be nominated to the Australian Olympic Team after a dramatic semi-final in the Men’s K1 at the Oceania Slalom Championships while Jess Fox took K1 silver.
The Stingers got off to a quick start jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the opening term with two-time Olympian Melissa Rippon netting an early double, before Bronwen Knox and youngster Hannah Buckling helped consolidate that advantage with two of their own.