Football Federation Australia today announced that the U-23 Australian Olyroos will travel to Japan next month to play a friendly match against the Japanese U-23 National team at the Tohoku Denryoku Bigswan Stadium, Niigata on Wednesday 1 June 2011.
Almost three years on from their Olympic gold medal in the men’s double scull in Beijing, David Crawshay (VIC) and Scott Brennan (TAS) have been reunited after the Australian Rowing Team was named at the conclusion of the 2011 National Selection Trials in Sydney.
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.
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Did you know?
Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).