Today, 9 August, we celebrate the 96th birthday of Australia’s oldest living Summer Olympian, Catherine Onslow (née Pym), who competed in Fencing at the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games.
The final races at this year’s 49er European Championship were cancelled overnight in Kiel, due to winds gusting above 25 knots, leaving Australia’s David Gilmour and Joel Turner in second place overall.
Rio Olympic triathlete Aaron Royle has kept his hopes of a second Commonwealth Games on track with a solid 12th place finish in today’s World Triathlon Series round in Montreal.
On this day last year, Catherine Skinner became Australia’s fifth Olympic shooting gold medallist when she took out the women’s trap event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The sun is shining in London (GBR) once more, with Jessica Trengove (SA) crossing a stunning ninth place in the women’s marathon on day three of the 2017 IAAF World Championships.
A last minute decision to start has paid golden dividends for Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle with a brilliant breakthrough victory in today’s ITU World Triathlon Series round in Montreal.
A leap of 7.93m (w: +0.6) has seen Fabrice Lapierre (NSW) place 11th in the final of the men’s long jump on what was a tough day at the track for Team Australia at the 2017 IAAF World Championships.
The men’s long jump final awaits Fabrice Lapierre (NSW) after he soared 7.91m (w: +0.6) to progress to the medal round on day one at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London (GBR).
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
Highlights from the 2016/17 Winter World Cup season
Did you know?
American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).
Did you know?
Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.