It was gold and silver, two Oceania records, and third on the medal table for Australia on day two of the IAAF World Indoor Championships when Sally Pearson (Qld) claimed the 60mH title and Henry Frayne (Qld) took silver in the long jump.
Triple Olympic gold medalist Drew Ginn continued his excellent build up to the 2012 London Olympic Games by winning his fifth men’s pair national title at the 2012 Australian Rowing Championships.
At the absolute height of his powers a couple of years ago, Steve Hooker became the first athlete in history to hold the big five major track and field titles at the same time.
Four-time Olympic gold medallist Betty Cuthbert (NSW) has been announced as an inaugural Member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame.
One of Australia’s most celebrated male triathletes of the last 15 years, Courtney Atkinson, is the first to admit that he’s a little rusty when it comes to racing. But he is determined to turn his training form into winning race form when he lines up in the OUT Oceania Championships in Devonport, Tasmania on Saturday.
Alicia Coutts is chasing as many as five medals at the London Olympics, confident that a helpful program gives her a huge leg-up in her pet butterfly and medley events.
Following the Melbourne Track Classic & Olympic Trials, Athletics Australia has identified a further 17 athletes for nomination to the Australian Olympic Committee in June subject to them meeting ongoing form and fitness requirements.
Henry Frayne and Brendan Cole have, pending an announcement this coming week, ensured their nomination for Olympic selection in the men’s triple jump and men’s 400m hurdles after winning performances at the Qantas Melbourne Track Classic & Olympic Trials.