Summer News

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

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 is well placed to defend her national all-around crown after an impressive display on the opening day of the Australian Gymnastics Championships at Vodafone Arena in Melbourne.In the men’s all-around competition, Sam Offord won his first national title and in doing so became

Cate claims big scalp

21 May 2007
Cate Campbell breaks 25 seconds in the women's 50m freestyle.

Brisbane schoolgirl Cate Campbell continued her charge for the Beijing Olympics with another prized scalp at the Telstra Grand Prix meet in Brisbane.

Aaron Downes heads the ball to score a goal during the Olympic Games qualifying match between Australia Under 23's and Iran Under 23's at Hindmarsh Stadium on May 16, 2007 in Adelaide.

Chesterfield central defender Aaron Downes scored just three minutes into his Australian under 23s debut as the home team wore down Iran for a 3-1 win

Robert Baan, national under-23 coach and FFA technical director.

Australian coach Robert Baan chose the eve of his side's pivotal Olympic qualifier against Iran to confirm he will not manage the side beyond the current stage of the campaign.