Months of organisation, preparation and training are complete and the finest Olympic class sailors in Australia are ready to put their skills and determination to the test when the 2018 World Championships start at Aarhus in Denmark on Thursday night, 2 August (AEST).
After an impressive medal haul at the 2018 ICF U23 and Junior Canoe Sprint World Championships in Bulgaria, Paddle Australia National Pathways boss David Foureur believes the foundations have been laid for a strong future in Australian sprint canoeing.
Australia has staged a perfectly timed come from behind victory to claim the ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series gold medal in Edmonton over the weekend.
Australia’s female softball team, Aussie Spirit, are preparing to kick off their campaign to join Australia’s top Olympic athletes at Tokyo 2020 in just under two years’ time.
Olympic sailor and Performance Director of Australian Sailing, Iain Murray admits he’s unaware if Australia’s Olympic sailing gold medallists have their eye on a spot for the Tokyo Games, but has no doubt about the value of them competing at the most important regatta this side of 2020.
As we celebrate two years to Tokyo 2020, three up and coming Aussie athletes have revelled in the idea they might get their first shot at Olympic glory in two years time, along with the honour of being the first Australians to compete in their chosen disciplines at an Olympic Games.
It certainly has been a momentous weekend of international performances by our athletes at three competitions in Monaco, London and Heusden in Belgium.
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit
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?
At London 2012 Australia won 7 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze, a total of 35 medals.