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Christian Sprenger of Australia celebrates winning the Swimming Men's 100m Breaststroke Final at the FINA World Championships on July 29, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: Reigning world-champion breaststroker Christian Sprenger is determined to shake off a major shoulder injury in time for what will likely be his last Olympic Games.

Ed Jenkins of Australia takes line-out during the 2014 Gold Coast Sevens quarter-final match between Australia and South Africa at at Cbus Super Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.

RUGBY: Australian Men's Rugby Sevens Head Coach Geraint John was left to lament indifferent decision-making at crucial times as their Gold Coast Sevens campaign ended on a low note on Sunday.

Sally Pearson of Australia gives the thumbs up after the Women's 100 metres hurdles heats at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

ATHLETITCS: Sally Pearson has a simple wish for 2015: fewer hurdles. Pearson overcame a hamstring injury and public criticism from Australia's head athletics coach Eric Hollingsworth to defend her Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title in Glasgow.

The 16 captains gather at SkyPoint, Gold Coast, ahead of Round One of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series on the Gold Coast. Australian Sevens captain Ed Jenkins holds the trophy with a stunning Gold Coast backdrop on Wednesday afternoon.

RUGBY SEVENS: The time for talking is nearly over. Olympic qualification is up for grabs.

Combination of triathlete Michellie Jones celebrating her silver medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics with the spectators, and Jodie Henry all smiles after winning the 100m freestyle at the Athens 2004 Olympics. Henry won another two relay gold at these Games.

AWARDS: Olympic stars Jodie Henry OAM and Michellie Jones complete the list of eight inductees for 2014 into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame - one of the highest of this sporting nation’s individual honours.

Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst of Australia celebrate gold in the Beach Volleyball Final against Brazil at Bondi Beach on Day 10 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Natalie Cook OAM and Kerri Pottharst OAM captivated the nation with Olympic gold in 2000 and now share another special moment as inductees into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Jessicah Schipper of Australia competes in the Women's 200m Butterfly Heats during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on July 29, 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Triple Olympian, Olympic Gold Medallist and multiple World Champion Jessicah Schipper today announced her retirement from competitive swimming.

Caroline Buchanan of Australia (L) and Brooke Crain of the United States (R) train on the BMX track in Olympic Park on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

CYCLING-BMX: Caroline Buchanan has been crowned UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series champion edging out Olympic champion Mariana Pajon by a substantial margin to add to the series title she won in 2012.

Australian women's basketball national team line up for photo session before the match during the international friendly against Japan on July 27, 2014 in Kaminoyama, Japan.

BASKETBALL: Huge injury blows have hurt Australia's hopes at the women's basketball world championship but not their ambition.

Cadel Evans lifts his bike high after winning Australia's first Tour de France in July, 2011.

Four-time Olympian Cadel Evans has announced he'll retire from cycling in early 2015 bringing the end to the career of Australia's greatest road cyclist.

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