It might not be fashionable these days for Olympic sports to publicly trumpet their medal targets, but Athletics Australia is happy to buck the trend.
One year and one week from the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the Australian Team has started to take shape. Open water swimmer Melissa Gorman is the first Australian to earn a named place to compete in London 2012.
She's arguably Australia's brightest world championships hope but carefree swimming golden girl Alicia Coutts isn't carrying a weight of expectation into next week's meet in Shanghai.
Melissa Wu and Alex Croak claimed Australia's second diving medal at the world championships in Shanghai before turning their attention to bridging the gap to the all-conquering Chinese team at next year's Olympics.
The Aussie Sharks men’s water polo team has come from behind to record a stunning 9-8 victory over Romania in the opening match of their 2011 FINA World Championships campaign in Shanghai.
It was an Emma of a day in Hamburg as Australia’s triathlon trio Emma Moffatt, Emma Jackson and Emma Snowsill celebrated a triumphant and history-making podium blitz at the ITU Dextro Energy Triathlon World Championship round in Hamburg.
Hometown favourite Lauren Mitchell backed up her win in the all-around to take out three of the four apparatus honours on the final night of the women's national gymnastics championships in Perth.