Summer News

Klim hangs up Speedos

27 June 2007
Michael Klim celebrates gold and the World Record in the 4x100m freestyle relay at Sydney 2000.

Six-time Olympic swimming medallist Michael Klim has announced his retirement from the sport.The 29-year-old sprinter had a brilliant international career that spanned 13 years and included three Olympics, four long course FINA World Championships and two Commonwealth Games appearances.

The Australian men's eight at the rowing world champs in Eton England 2006.

Australia's men's eight made a disappointing international debut for 2007 at the Rowing World Cup regatta in Amsterdam, but the women's four enjoyed gold medal success.The men's eight, which included five-time olympian James Tomkins

Mark Worthington of Australia takes a three point shot in the men's gold medal game against New Zealand at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

The Australian men's basketball team won the 4-Nations China Tournament in Guzhen, China overnight following a spirited 81-73 win over the host nation.The Boomers won five of their six games during the nine-day tour - two victories over China (81-73, 77-66), two over Croatia (80-56, 82-79) and one over

Mark Worthington of Australia takes a three point shot in the men's gold medal game against New Zealand at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

The virus plagued Australian men's basketball team registered their fourth win in as many games in Zhuai, China overnight, courageously defeating Croatia 82-79.Head Coach Brian Goorjian was so ill with a virus he was forced to stay at the team hotel

Ky Hurst of Australia leaves the water after finishing 22nd in the 10km Open Water event at the Melbourne 2007 FINA World Championships on March 20, 2007. Hurst led after 7.5km.

The Australian swim team have wrapped up the Mare Nostrum series by clinching five gold medals on the final day of competition in Monaco. At the same time former Ironman star Ky Hurst won the FINA 10 kilometre Marathon Swimming World Cup event in London.

Craig Mottram 8th in the 5000m at Athens 2004.

The lucrative IAAF Golden League kicks off Friday night at the Bislett Games in Oslo and Australia will be represented by big guns Craig Mottram, Sarah Jamieson and Donna MacFarlane in a line up which is headlined by world 100m record holder Asafa Powell and world pole vault record holder Yelena Isinbayeva.

The Australian Swim team has continued on its winning way through Europe, taking out eight events on the opening night of the Mare Nostrum meet in Barcelona. Team Captain Grant Hackett led the way with victory in the 400 metre freestyle. Team Captain Grant Hackett led the way with victory in the 400 metre freestyle.

Natalie Cook, Beach Volley Ball

Natalie Cook and Tamsin Barnett have achieved Australia’s best result in six years on the Beach Volleyball circuit winning gold in Korea and edging closer to the Beijing Olympic Games.

Australia down China

26 May 2007
Daria Joura competes on the beam during the Womens Artistic competition on day one of the Australian Gymnastics Championships at the Vodafone Arena May 24, 2007 in Melbourne.

West Australian Daria Joura defended her national women’s all-around crown with another stunning display of world class gymnastics at Vodafone Arena in Melbourne on Friday night.Training partner Lauren Mitchell finished second in her first year as a senior with Commonwealth Games gold medallist Chloe Simms

Prashanth Sellathurai of Australia performs on the pommel horse at the 2006 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. He claimed the silver.

World champion China outclassed the Australian men to win the international team competition at Melbourne’s Vodafone Arena, despite a world-class pommel routine from Sydney student Prashanth Sellathurai.The Australian men were not able to produce the same upset as their female counterparts