Australian jumping legend and three-time Olympian Edwina Tops-Alexander has been off the competition scene for a while and for very good reason. On July 30 she became a mother for the first time.
Australia’s Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt has named Thanasi Kokkinakis alongside Nick Kyrgios, Jordan Thompson and John Peers in his four-man team for next week’s Davis Cup semifinal in Belgium.
Olympic Silver Medallists in the Nacra 15, Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse, plan to give the inaugural Nacra 17 World Championship a big shake this week, despite an impeded preparation in which a key concern was to avoid injury while getting used to the new class of boat.
2017 Tour de France green jersey winner and 2015 road race silver medallist Michael Matthews (ACT) will spearhead the Australian Cycling Team at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway.
Australians Tom Grice and Penny Smith are the inaugural ISSF World Champions in the Trap Mixed Team event, coming from behind to defeat Spain’s Antonio Bailon and Beatriz Martinez to win gold at the Foxlodge Shooting Range in Moscow (RUS) overnight.
Australia's final two single contenders at the US Open, John Millman and Ash Barty, have bowed out of the tournaments after the third round with fresh World Rankings.
Australian super heavyweight boxer Joseph Goodall has won a bronze medal at the 2017 Boxing World Championships in Hamburg, losing his semi-final bout in a split-points decision.
Jessica Fox has won a silver medal to add to the gold she won 24 hours earlier in another successful ICF World Cup weekend for the two-time Olympic medallist. And teammate Kate Eckhardt has enjoyed the best result of her short career, making the final of the women’s K1, finishing seventh.
Current Olympic champion Catherine Skinner has been narrowly defeated by Jessica Rossi of Italy in the 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Moscow, Russia.
Jessica Fox’s dominance of the women’s C1 canoe slalom competition has been underlined by a ten second winning margin in her third World Cup victory of the 2017 season.
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
Winter Olympic Team Formal Uniform launch
Did you know?
There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.
Did you know?
Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.