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Moffatt's win for gran

13 July 2009
Australian Emma Moffatt celebrates her silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Her teammate Emma Snowsill won the gold.

Australian triathlete Emma Moffatt has scored an emotional victory in Kitzbuhel, Austria to extend her lead in the ITU world championship series.Moffatt's grandmother passed away just days before Sunday's race, but she steeled herself in cool but calm conditions to unleash her signature burst on the 10km run.

Rob Maitland of Australia in action during the FINA Men's Water Polo World League 2008 Asia-Oceania Preliminary Round match between Australia and New Zealand at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on May 26, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. Australia defeated New Zealand by 25-0.

Australia struck gold in the men’s water polo competition at the World Student Games in Belgrade Sunday, beating Croatia 6-4 in the final. It was the first time that an Australian men’s team had stood atop the podium

Hockeyroo players prepare for a penalty shot at goal during the Women's Hockey Champions Trophy match between the Australian Hockeyroos and Argentina at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on July 12, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

A mad minute of inexperience sent the Hockeyroos crashing to a 1-0 loss to defending champions Argentina at the Champions Trophy tournament in Sydney on Sunday. With 54 seconds remaining in the first half, the relief of a having an Argentine goal disallowed by the video umpire soon turned to despair

Eamon Sullivan of Australia models the new Speedo swimsuit during a launch at the University of New South Wales on February 12, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

Australia's hopes of dominating the swimming world championships have suffered a major blow with Olympic stars Eamon Sullivan and Hayden Stoeckel ruled out.Freestyle sprint ace Sullivan has withdrawn for the championships, which start in Rome on July 26, after struggling to overcome a virus that has hampered his preparation while in Europe for the past six weeks.

Record-setting Emma Snowsill has taken a safety-first approach and withdrawn from this weekend's round of the triathlon world championship series in Kitzbuhel.With Snowsill desperate to win an unprecedented fourth world championship later this year in front of her home-town fans on the Gold Coast, the Olympic gold medallist has opted not to race in Austria with a hip complaint.

Sally McLellan wins the 100 Metres Womens during the World Athletics Tour Melbourne at Melbourne Olympic Park March 5, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

Olympic silver medallist Sally McLellan had blown away a world-class field, including the Olympic champion, to win the 100m hurdles at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland overnight.

Andrew Lauterstein of Australia celebrates after the Men's 100m Butterfly Final held at the National Aquatics Centre during Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China.

In a dream build-up for the world championships, dual Olympic medallist Andrew Lauterstein has broken both the Australian and Commonwealth 100m butterfly record. Racing at the Giorgio Armani swim meet in Milan, the 22-year-old broke the 51-second barrier for the first time

Nathan Jawai of the Australian Boomers poses for a photograph after the morning session of the Boomers squad training camp at the Frank Stewart training hall in the AIS on June 22, 2006 in Canberra, Australia.

Despite a fourth quarter comeback that saw Australia’s men’s basketball team within striking distance of victory, China defeated the Boomers 74-61 in the second of two international friendly matches in China.

Stephen Lambert (R) of Australia celebrates the bronze medal with Fergus Kavanagh following Australia's victory over the Netherlands at the Olympic Green Hockey Field on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Kookaburras goalkeeper Stephen Lambert has announced his retirement from international hockey.Lambert originally loomed likely to continue on following the 2008 Beijing Olympics after he was selected in coach Ric Charlesworth’s 2009 national squad following the 2009 Australian Hockey League.

Work continues on the Olympic Stadium and the surrounding Olympic Park on May 15, 2009 in London, England.

Australian Olympic official Kevan Gosper has heaped praise on London’s Olympic preparations saying the transformation of a wasteland in the city’s east is unmatched