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Sally Pearson of Australia poses for a portrait during an Adidas press conference at the Grand Marriott Hotel ahead of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships on August 7, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

ATHLETICS: After having her aura of invincibility sorely tested during a string of recent defeats, Sally Pearson is feeling like her old self again.

Swim Team on the rise

5 August 2013
Cate Campbell (L) of Australia celebrates with Bronte Campbell of Australia after the Swimming Women's Freestyle 50m Semifinal heat 2 on day fifteen of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on August 3, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team has wrapped up the 2013 FINA World Championships with three silver medals on the final night of competition, for a total of 13 medals overall including individual gold to Cate Campbell, James Magnussen and Christian Sprenger.

Billy Ward (R) in action with Yosbany Veita Soto of Cuba during the Men's Light Fly (46-49kg) Boxing on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

The Australian Olympic Committee is deeply saddened to learn about the death of Olympian Billy Ward.

Head coach Elvis Fatovic gives instructions to his players during the Men's Water Polo fifth to eighth place match against Greece at the 15th FINA World Championships on August 1, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

WATER POLO: Australia’s men’s water polo team, the Aussie Sharks, have finished their campaign on a sour note going down to Serbia 13-7 in their seventh versus eighth classification game at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona.

Cate Campbell of Australia is congratulated by Sarah Sjostrom (L) of Sweden after the Swimming Women's Freestyle 100m Final on at the 15th FINA World Championships on August 2, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: Dual Olympian Cate Campbell has won Australia’s third gold medal of the 2013 FINA World Championships

Silver medal winners, team Australia, celebrate after their Women's Water Polo Gold Medal Match against Spain on day fourteen of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscines Bernat Picornell on August 2, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

Water Polo: The Aussie Stingers, have fallen at the final hurdle succumbing to the brilliant play of Spain 8-6 in the women's gold medal match

James Magnussen of Australia celebrates winning the 100m Freestyle at the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on August 1, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: Two years on from winning his maiden world championship title, James Magnussen has won the Australian Swim Team’s second gold medal of the 2013 FINA World Championships taking out the men’s 100m freestyle.

Christian Sprenger competes during the 50m Breaststroke Final where he won silver at the 15th FINA World Championships on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

SWIMMING: Already a gold medallist and world champion at this meet, Christian Sprenger has won Australia’s sixth medal in Barcelona.

Goalie Kelsey Wakefield of Australia safes a ball during the Women's Water Polo Semifinal between Russia and Australia at the 15th FINA World Championships at on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Australia won 9-6.

WATER POLO: Coach Greg McFadden and the Aussie Stingers have continued their merry dance at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona defeating Russia 9-6 in their semi-final

Missy Franklin of the USA (L) is congratulated by Emily Seebohm of Australia after the Swimming Women's 100m Backstroke Final at the FINA World Championships on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Franklin won gold and Seebohm silver.

SWIMMING: Emily Seebohm has won the Australian Swim Team’s fifth medal of the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, picking up silver in the women’s 100m backstroke.