Australia’s men’s water polo team, the Aussie Sharks, has used a seven goal final quarter blitz to come from behind and defeat host nation China 12-7 at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai.
Australian surf ironman legend Ky Hurst is preparing for an ultimate open water swansong at next year's London Olympics after narrowly missing a medal in the 10km race at the world championships in Shanghai.
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.
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Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.