The Kookaburras are set to play their first match since their all conquering year of 2010 when they compete at the 2011 Azlan Shah Cup, however their squad is almost unrecognisable from that which won gold at the Commonwealth Games six months ago.
An initial team of 24 for the 13th World Athletics Championships has this morning been announced by Athletics Australia, with team captain and reigning world champion Steve Hooker set to lead the green and gold charge when competition commences on Saturday, August 27.
Olympic silver medallist Sally Pearson and three-time Commonwealth champion Tamsyn Lewis are one step closer to creating history after both won gold at the Australian Athletics Championships & Selection Trials on Saturday.
The prospect of becoming the first person in more than 40 years to win three Australian track and field titles at the same meet has Sally Pearson all fired up.
For the first time since the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the Australian track and field selection trials will be held separately from the national championships next year.
Triple Olympic gold medallist Drew Ginn has been sidelined from competing at the 2011 Rowing Australia National Selection Trials that commence tomorrow (Friday 15 April) at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith.
Rio Tinto will be backing our Australian athletes to achieve their dreams at the London 2012 Olympic Games as a partner of the Australian Olympic Team.
The Kookaburras have been dealt an injury blow 15 months out from the 2012 London Olympics, with 4 time world player of the year Jamie Dwyer sidelined at least for the next 3-4 months with a knee injury.