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Tom Wickham of Australia competes against the Indian defence in the gold medal match between Australia and India during day five of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on January 18, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

Following the recent Under 18s Men’s National Championships, 27 of Australia’s best young players have remained in Canberra to attend the Youth Olympic Games selection camp which will be held until April 20.

Tom Wickham of Australia competes against the Indian defence in the gold medal match between Australia and India during day five of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on January 18, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

Following the recent Under 18s Men’s National Championships, 27 of Australia’s best young players have remained in Canberra to

Bronze medalist Warren Potent competes in the Men's 50m Rifle Prone Final at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Australia’s shooters today boarded the plane for the next round of the ISSF World Cup in Beijing, China (17-24 April).Following the successful pistol and rifle World Cup in Sydney last month, where Warren Potent claimed gold and Dina Aspandiyarova silver, Australia’s top shotgun exponents will join the team in the Chinese capital.

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

World indoor champion Fabrice Lapierre has pledged to smash Jai Taurima's decade-old Australian long jump record by the end of the year.And with favourable conditions predicted for the Commonwealth Games trials in Perth, it could happen as soon as this weekend.

Emma Moffatt competes in the running portion of the women's triathlon final at the Triathlon Venue on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Beijing, China. Moffat finished third behind teammate Emma Snowsill.

Australia's defending world champion Emma Moffatt returned from a broken shoulder and more than seven months

Courtney Atkinson of Australia in action during the Male Elite race at the Mazda London Triathlon around Docklands on August 2, 2009 in London, England.

Australia will be without Olympian Courtney Atkinson for this Sunday's world championship triathlon series opener, but the news is promising on Emma Moffatt.Atkinson has pulled out of the race, which starts and finishes at the Sydney Opera House, as he continues to recover from a virus.

Cameron Meyer and Leigh Howard celebrate winning the Men's Madison at the 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Australia's track cyclists may have dominated arch rivals Britain at the world championships, but they won't be crowing about it for long.National performance director Shayne Bannan believes his youthful Australian squad's ability to top the medal table

Cameron Meyer and Leigh Howard celebrate winning the Men's Madison at the 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Australia have added two silver medals to their impressive haul from the world track cycling championships in Copenhagen on Sunday. Australian Leigh Howard won silver in the men's omnium, finishing behind Britain's Olympic team pursuit champion Ed Clancy, with American Taylor Phinney claiming bronze on the final day of the championships.

Benita Willis of Australia in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships on March 28, 2010 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Former world cross country champion Benita Willis has turned on a top-20 performance to lead Australia's charge at the world cross country championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, overnight. The 30-year-old Victorian and 2004 world cross country title-holder was the highest-placed finisher of the 16 Australians in action, crossing the line of the senior women's 8km course in a time of 25:56 to place 17th.

Australian Warren Potent celebrates winning the 10m air rifle gold at the ISSF World Cup in Sydney on 24 March 2010.

Australia’s Warren Potent has won gold following a tense final of the men’s 50m prone rifle competition