Summer News

Lateisha Scanlan competing at the 2010 World Championships.

Laetisha Scanlan reemphasised her position as one of Australia’s top shooters with a superb victory in the women’s trap in Australia Cup 4 in Darwin.

Hooker, Pearson grab gold

6 September 2010
Steven Hooker of Australia and Team Asia-Pacific clears 5.95 metres to win the men's pole vault during the IAAF/VTB Continental Cup at the Stadion Poljud on September 5, 2010 in Split, Croatia.

World, Olympic, world indoor and Commonwealth Games champion Steve Hooker (pole vault) and Beijing Olympics silver medallist Sally Pearson (100m hurdles) have won gold and fellow Commonwealth Games nominee Benn Harradine has set a new national benchmark in the men’s discus throw on a big day for Australia at the IAAF Continental Cup meet in Split (CRO).

Australian sailor Tom Slingsby wins his third Laser World Championship and second World title in as many weeks, on a thrilling final day of the 2010 Laser World Championship.

Australian sailor Tom Slingsby has received the ultimate birthday present, a third Laser World Championship and second World title in as many weeks, on a thrilling final day of the 2010 Laser World Championship.

Boomers go down to Slovenia

6 September 2010
Australia's Patrick Mills shoots over the top of the Argentinian defence during the series in Australia in June 2010.

Boomers coach Brett Brown has to pick up the pieces of his shattered team after they were crushed by Slovenia 87-58 in their second-round basketball world championship clash in Turkey.

Kookaburras snatch 3-0 win

5 September 2010
Jamie Dwyer of Australia celebrates scoring a goal in the match between Australia and Spain on day five of the 2009 Hockey Champions Trophy at the State Netball And Hockey Centre on December 5, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

The Kookaburras returned to the winners list with a 3-0 win over Argentina at Perth Hockey Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Australia's Patrick Mills shoots over the top of the Argentinian defence during the series in Australia in June 2010.

Australia have achieved their first goal after finishing third in Group A at the world championships and now face Slovenia for a place in the quarter-finals. The Boomers completed their group play in Kayseri with a comfortable 76-55 win over Angola to finish behind Argentina and Serbia with a 3-2 record.

Lisbeth Trickett of the NSW Institute of Sport celebrates winning the Women's 100m Freestyle Final during day three of the 2009 Australian Swimming Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on March 19, 2009.

Swimming Australia head coach Leigh Nugent is delighted that Libby Trickett is coming out of retirement, but said he's unsure whether she'll be able to get back to her best.

In 2000, Rechelle Hawkes won an historic third Olympic gold medal as part of the Hockeyroos before retiring from professional hockey.

Boomers stun Germans

31 August 2010
Patty Mills scores in Australia's thrashing of Germany at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey.

The Boomers have put their basketball world championship destiny in their own hands heading into a clash with Serbia who regain controversial leading man Nenad Krstic.

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.

Argentine coach Sergio Hernandez believes Australia can develop into a superpower in international men's basketball after the Boomers gave his world No.1-ranked team a huge scare at the world championships in Turkey. Australia led for most of the game and guard Adam Gibson had an open three-pointer as time expired which rattled around the rim but refused to drop,