Brenton Rickard became Australia's newest world champion while Stephanie Rice, Jess Schipper and Matt Targett won silver medals in a sensational night
World Cup champion and Olympic bronze medallist Australia is out of the medal hunt at the FINA world championships women's water polo competition in Rome.
Australia claimed their first medal of the FINA world championships on Sunday, with the women's 4x100m freestyle relay team collecting bronze at the Foro Italico.
Olympic bronze medallist Emma Moffatt has once again capitalised on the absence of fellow Australian Emma Snowsill to take a stranglehold on the world triathlon championship with her third straight victory in the series. Moffatt produced a stunning performance to record a dominant win in Hamburg early Sunday morning (AEST)
Australia's most intense rivals still rate the Dolphins as the second best swimming nation in the world and a major threat
Australian Olympic medallists Steve Hooker and Sally McLellan have had timely victories at the London Grand Prix athletics meet.
A lethargic Matthew Mitcham has struggled to a ninth place finish in the final of the men's 3m springboard at the FINA world championships on Thursday.The Olympic 10m platform champion completed his rigorous competition program with a tired performance, compiling just 431.30 points from his six dives.
Triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice is not 100 per cent ready for the world swimming championships and isn't confident she will win - but still expects to break her
When two key Australian Olympic officials visited London in June for an update on the 2012 Games, they were pretty impressed with what they saw.
Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham blew a golden opportunity to win a maiden world title, plummeting from second to fourth with his final 10m platform dive at the FINA world championships on Tuesday. The Australian was just 6.5 points behind Chinese teenager Qiu Bo heading into the final round at Foro Italico but managed only 83.60 points with his trademark dive to drop out of the medals.