Dubai is known for its gold, and when it comes to short course swimming so too is Felicity Galvez. A dual gold medal winner at the 2008 World Short Course championships, Galvez had to wait until the final night of competition for her first, and Australia’s first gold medal, at this year’s 2010 FINA World Short Course Championships in Dubai.
Australia roared into the final of the Canada Cup women's water polo tournament with a 13-5 victory over Italy on Saturday night. The semi-final victory was built on 14 saves by goalkeeper Lea Barta and three-goal efforts from power centre forwards Ash Southern and Holly Lincoln-Smith.
The Australian Sailing Team have won medals of all colours and welcomed a new member to the team on the final day of Sail Melbourne, the opening round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page won Gold in the 470 class in a race which the top four crews went into with everything to play for.
Gold Coast teenager Leiston Pickett has finished off her first year of international competition in style, winning silver in the women’s 50m breaststroke on night two of finals at the 2010 FINA World Short Course Championships in Dubai.Pickett, who won silver at the Pan Pacific Championships in Irvine and gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, has made a habit of standing on the podium in 2010 and has gained in confidence in what has been a breakout year for the 18-year-old.
Australian Sailing Team crews have had a mixed day four at the opening round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sail Melbourne at Sandringham Yacht Club. Jessica Crisp was the standout Australian Sailing Team member with two wins and a second place in the light and variable conditions to be in second overall, one point behind Hualz Zhu of China.
The Australian Swim Team had to wait until the final event of the night to open its medal account at the 2010 FINA World Short Course Championships in Dubai, with the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay team taking silver in a new Australian record. In a race that will be remembered as the first world record of 2010, the Chinese team of Qian Chen, Yi Tank, Jing Liu and Qianwei Zhu took almost three seconds off the previous mark of 7:38.90 set in Manchester in 2008, to hit the wall in 7:35.94.
Australian crews have had a positive day’s racing at Sail Melbourne with Aussies leading the 470 and Laser classes, moving up the ladder in the 49er fleet and making promising starts in the Laser Radial and RS:X fleets. Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page ended day two of racing with a two point lead over Americans Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl following their third, first and second place finishes in light breeze off of Sandringham Yacht Club.
Josphat Menjo (KEN) last night marked the 50th anniversary of the Zatopek:10 in style, posting the fastest winning time for the feature men’s 10,000m event since 1998.The fastest man over 10,000m in the world this year, Menjo tonight turned on a dominant display at Melbourne Olympic Park to cross the line in 27:29.80 and post an emphatic victory over the field.
Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallists Jared Tallent and Luke Adams are set to reignite their rivalry at the Australian 50km Road Walking Championships this weekend as the athletics community descends on Fawkner Park, Melbourne, for the annual Australian title race.
Australian Sailing Team crews have reveled in the strong breeze on day three of Sail Sydney with race wins for Tom Slingsby in the Laser class, RS:X sailor Jessica Crisp, 49er crew Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen and Laser Radial sailor Krystal Weir.