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Dani Samuels of Australia competes in the Women's Discus Final at the National Stadium on Day 10 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 18, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Australian world champions Steve Hooker and Dani Samuels had to settle for second and third respectively at the athletics Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.

The Australian Women's Water Polo team after placing second in the World League Finals. Losing to the USA in a penalty shootout at La Jolla, USA 8 July 2010.

The Aussie Stingers succumbed to the United States of America in the gold-medal final of the women's water polo FINA World League Super Finals in La Jolla today.

Susie Balogh, Shooting

Olympic gold medal winner Suzy Balogh says she will appeal after being omitted from Australia's Commonwealth Games shooting squad.

Melissa Wu competes in the Women's 10m Platform Final diving event held at the National Aquatics Center during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham had a day to forget but Melissa Wu all but booked her Commonwealth Games spot on day two of the Australian diving trials in Perth.

Australian players celebrate winning the 2009 Hockey Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on December 6, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

Kookaburras coach Ric Charlesworth firmly has the 2012 London Olympics in his sights, today announcing an extremely young squad to compete at the 2010 Champions Trophy.

Penny Taylor #13 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates after scoring against the Indiana Fever in Game Five of the 2009 WNBA Finals at US Airways Center on October 9, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Mercury defeated the Fever 94-86.

The Australian women's basketball team will welcome the return of their four WNBA big guns as they head into a clash with arch-rivals USA after going winless in China. On tour to prepare for their world title defence, the Opals lost 85-82 to hosts China in Foshan in the third and closest game of their three-match series on Tuesday night.

Melissa Wu competes in the Women's 10m Platform Final diving event held at the National Aquatics Center during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Olympic silver medallist Melissa Wu is aiming to go all the way at this year's Commonwealth Games in India

Kristi Harrower #10 for Australia gets past her opponent during the Women's Group A Olympic basketball match between Australia and Slovakia at the 2000 Olympic Games, played at the Dome, Sydney, Australia.

The Australian Opals put up a tough fight but narrowly lost the second fixture of their three-game series in China

Patrick Mills of the Australian Boomers passes the ball during game three of the International Series between Australia and Argentina at Brett Maher Court, The Dome on June 29, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.

The Australian men's basketball team have clinched the sweep in the three-game series against Argentina, taking game three by 18 points, 90-72.

Jana Rawlinson celebrates winning her second 400m hurldes World Title after victory at Osaka in Agust 2007. Her coach and husband Chris Rawlinson is on teh track with her.

Champion hurdler Jana Rawlinson hasn't fractured her relationship with Australia by considering running for Great Britain, Athletics Australia (AA) says.England-based Rawlinson, a dual world 400 metres hurdles champion, reportedly discussed switching allegiance to Great Britain for the 2012 London Olympics, before