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Australian long jumper Fabrice Lapierre leaping to victory at the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, September 2009.

World indoor long jump champion Fabrice Lapierre will lead an Australian contingent of three in Round 10 of the Diamond League, the 14-meets series stopping over in the city-state of Monaco (MON) this Friday morning (AEST).Joined on the start list by Sally Pearson (100m hurdles) and Ryan Gregson (1500m),

Rhys Howden of Australia during the Oceania Olympic Games qualification match between Australia and New Zealand at West Wave Pools December 2, 2007 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Aussie Sharks failed to add to their trophy cabinet, losing 9-7 to world No 3 Croatia in the play-off for bronze at the men's water polo FINA World League Super Finals here in Serbia.

Emma Moffatt of Australia raises the trophy after being crowned world champion at the 2009 Gold Coast ITU Triathlon World Championships on September 13, 2009 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Australia's Emma Moffatt has taken the lead in the triathlon world championship standings after being pipped in another desperately close finish in Hamburg, Germany.Runner-up Moffatt was recorded with the same time of 1hr53m.53s as winner Lisa Norden of Sweden after they fought out the closing metres.

Mathew Belcher and Malcom Page celebrate winning the 470 World Title on 18 July 2010.

Australian sailing's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have won the 470 world championship in The Netherlands, leading the regatta from start to finish to win gold by 21 points.Belcher and Page headed into the medal race with an unbeatable 20-point lead but didn't take their foot off the accelerator finishing second and confirming

Melissa Gorman celebrates her victory in the 5km Open Water at the World Championships in Rome, 21 July 2009.

Australian Melissa Gorman copped a shattering disqualification which cost her a podium finish at the world open water swimming championships.

The Australian basketball team pose at Sydney Airport on September 26, 2006. The Opals defeated Russia for the world title in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

It is almost four years since Lauren Jackson and the Opals broke through for their first major international gold medal at the 2006 women's basketball world championships in Brazil.

James Tomkins with his third Olympic gold medal from the pair with Drew Ginn at Athens 2004.

Australia’s most decorated rower, James Tomkins, was today awarded the highest individual honour in international rowing, the Thomas Keller Medal.

(L-R) Kim Crow and Sally Kehoe of Australia compete in the Women's Double Sculls on Day one of the Rowing World Cup held on July 9, 2010 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Australia's women lightweight double scull crew of Hannah Every-Hall (QLD) and Alice McNamara (VIC) has surged to gold in World Rowing Cup 3 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Georgia Bonora of Victoria competes on the floor during the WAG Junior and Senior Apparatus Finals for the 2010 Australian Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Challenge Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Perth, Australia.

Women's gymnastics head coach Peggy Liddick admits her task to select Australia's five-member Commonwealth Games team has been made "ten-fold" harder due to a spate of untimely injuries.

Fabrice Lapierre of Australia in action in the Mens Long Jump during day two of the IAAF World Athletics Final at the Kaftanzoglio stadium on September 13, 2009 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

World indoor long jump champion Fabrice Lapierre has continued his impressive start to the year with his second successive podium finish on the IAAF Diamond League tour in Rome.Following his win in the first of seven men's long jump events on the all-new Diamond League calendar in Shanghai last month, the 26-year-old Australian leapt 8.11m to place third in Rome.