They might have made hard work of it but the Australian Stingers women’s water polo team have overcome Trans Tasman rivals New Zealand 10-6 in their FINA World League preliminary round match at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
The Olympic flame will arrive from Greece on May 18, 2012 and the relay will get under way on the westerly tip of mainland Britain and continue for 70 days until the opening ceremony of the Games on July 27, 2012.
Australia’s husband and wife shooting duo, Russell and Lauryn Mark, have been reunited with their two shotguns following their disappearance in transit to Belgrade, Serbia this week.
Australian head coach Leigh Nugent describes Ian Thorpe as ‘a little bit like the circling shark’. Since announcing his return to swimming in February this year, Thorpe has been training abroad and the shadow of his Olympic records looms large.
Tessa Parkinson and Belinda Stowell are two of Australia’s most successful female sailors and they have now teamed up to earn a shot at the gold medal in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Australian long jump champion Mitchell Watt has begun his international season in style tonight by soaring 8.44m (w:+0.8) in the final round to win the men’s long jump at Round 2 of the Diamond League in Shanghai.
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Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys
Did you know?
There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.