Australia pulled off a satisfying win over Argentina last night in the third of a four-match friendly hockey series. The Hockeyroos played a strong defensive game ensuring that Argentina was not able to get a point on the board, defeating the world number one team 1-0.
Dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist Geoff Huegill flew to his 16th national title, while Belinda Hocking continued her backstroke dominance with a new Australian record over 200m.
Alicia Coutts sizzled in the 100m freestyle to claim her third national title before saying she'd relish the prospect of future duels with returning star Libby Trickett.
The past month was all about milestones on the marathon journey to London 2012. The 500-days-to-go mark flew by on March 15th as the Brits completed construction on their new Olympic stadium. The Australian Olympic Committee opened a “mini AIS” in Italy, launched a new corporate website and completed Team Processing of one third of the London 2012 Prospective Team.
Australian sailors have continued their strong run at the third round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Spain with Tom Slingsby, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, and Brendan Casey the standout performers on day two.
Australia will field an intimidating women’s team for the opening race of the 2011 ITU World Championship Series in Sydney. Reigning world champion Emma Moffatt will be joined by Olympic champion Emma Snowsill.
Australian NBA basketball star Patrick Mills has been named the winner of the Gaze Medal for the Male International Player of the Year for 2010 at the MVP awards ceremony in Melbourne last night.
Bulleen Boomers centre Elizabeth Cambage has capped off a dream Women’s National Basketball League season by clinching the 2010/11 Most Valuable Player Award.