Even head coach Leigh Nugent didn't see Alicia Coutts' breakthrough performance in the Commonwealth Games pool coming.
Olympic cycling medallist Anna Meares chases her third gold medal as some of Australia's biggest names seek Commonwealth Games glory on Thursday.
Ivan Popov's desire to be just like his accomplished father saw him win Australia's first Commonwealth Games wrestling gold medal in 32 years.The 24-year-old son of Olympic and world champion Soviet wrestler Vladimir Popov let out a scream of joy
Australia's women gymnasts won a fourth consecutive Commonwealth Games team gold medal on Tuesday night with a sub-par performance their shocked coach doesn't want to see again.
Sprint queen Sally Pearson begins her quest for double gold as the Commonwealth Games track and field competition gets underway on Wednesday.
Serial medallists Leisel Jones and Anna Meares open their campaigns for three gold medals each at the Delhi Commonwealth Games on Tuesday but their biggest danger comes from teammates.
Australian track cycling queen Anna Meares believes the nation's new-look team for Delhi has proved it can match the Commonwealth Games heroics of those four years earlier.
The Opals plan to wash their mouths out of the bitter taste of the 2010 world championship as quickly as possible before plotting a return to the podium at the London Olympic Games.Australia's 74-62 win over France on Sunday left them in fifth place in the Czech Republic, their worst finish in a major tournament in 20 years.
Following a spectacular Opencing Ceremony on Sunday night the Australian athletes got into action on Monday at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Australian officials are confident their youthful cycling team can shed the training wheels when Commonwealth Games competition starts on Tuesday, and fast-track the nation's progress towards the 2012 Olympics. Just two of the 27-strong track and road team were at the Beijing Olympics,