With Rio 2016 just over four months away, the largest Australian Olympic Team ASPIRE session held ahead of the first South American Olympic Games has informed and motivated over 160 athletes in Sydney.
Australia has qualified another two wrestlers to compete at this year’s Rio Olympics, including an athlete who carried the flag for his former country of Albania at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
New faces and seasoned track and field performers have been selected on to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team today for the Rio Games.
Fabrice Lapierre has won the men’s long jump at the Australian Athletics Championships to ensure his automatic nomination for Rio 2016 selection.
Australia’s finest Olympic class sailors made an impression at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia regatta in Palma, qualifying for the final medal race in six of the 10 divisions and locking up a gold and a silver medal.
Victorian heavyweight Jason Whateley has booked his spot at the Rio Olympics after holding out second-ranked Tajikstani fighter Jakhon Qurbonova at the Asian Oceania qualifiers in China.
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At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.
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Andrew Hoy (Equestrian) has attended 7 Summer Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012).