After equaling our best ever gold medal haul at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Australia’s gymnastics team straight away turn their attention to the world championships this week
Sprint hurdles queen Sally Pearson and world pole vault champion Steve Hooker have won gold for Australia on Monday night (day nine) of the XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.
Kookaburras veteran Mark Knowles said winning Commonwealth gold in India would make up for missing out on the team's Champions Trophy success in Germany last August.
Diving's biggest rivalry will come to a head in Delhi on Wednesday but don't expect any sledging, dirty tricks or fisticuffs from Matthew Mitcham and Tom Daley. "We are actually quite close friends so it's a playful rivalry," Mitcham says.
There are 610 days to go until the London Olympic Games and already the Australian men’s sprint relay teams have started to build for July 2012, with the likes of Eamon Sullivan, Brenton Rickard, Kyle Richardson and Tommaso D’Orsogna all in action at the AIS this week.
Uncertainty once surrounded their Commonwealth Games future. But on Sunday, Australia's Melissa Wu and Alexandra Croak made their intentions clear on their way to claiming 10m synchro diving gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
He would have looked good in the Wallabies' front row but former rugby union player Damon Kelly can now lay claim to being the Commonwealth's strongest man