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Hooker hoping to vault into immortality

Hooker hoping to vault into immortality

27 February 2009

Olympic champion Steve Hooker knows how close he is to pole vault immortality - breaking the long-standing world record of the sport's undisputed king, Ukrainian Sergey Bubka.

Sally sizzler sets up Sydney showdown

Sally sizzler sets up Sydney showdown

23 February 2009

Just like rampaging pole vaulter Steve Hooker, Olympic silver medallist Sally McLellan is showing no signs of a post Games hangover

Hooker aiming for six metres at home

Hooker aiming for six metres at home

19 February 2009

Australian pole vault wizard Steve Hooker is aiming to thrill home fans with a six metre clearance after completing a perfect

Hooker clears 6.06m in Boston

Hooker clears 6.06m in Boston

8 February 2009

Olympic champion Steve Hooker has broken the Australian, Oceania and Commonwealth pole vault record in leaping to victory at the Boston Indoor Games in the United States. Hooker cleared 6.06 metres to become the second highest vaulter in history

Carter and Powell to race down under

Carter and Powell to race down under

5 February 2009

Rising American superstar Xavier Carter and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell will put a world-class gloss on the sprints in the upcoming grand prix meets in Sydney and Melbourne.

Saville finshes her long walk

Saville finshes her long walk

2 February 2009

Walker Jane Saville has decided to end an athletics career that garnered an Olympic Games bronze medal and three Commonwealth Games gold medals, but will forever be remembered for one race she didn't finish.Saville, 34, has decided to retire and put more of her time into helping improve the health and fitness of Australians

Hooker soars to PB

Hooker soars to PB

2 February 2009

Beijing Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker has opened his 2009 campaign on the best possible note, posting a new personal best and clearing the magical six metre mark for the second time in his career at the 102nd Millrose Games in New York.

Hooker to continue Russian battle

Hooker to continue Russian battle

27 January 2009

Olympic gold medallist Steve Hooker OAM will come face-to-face with the man he defeated in a heart-stopping Olympic battle in Beijing when he jumps against Russian Yevgeniy Lukyanenko in Australia this summer.

Mottram aiming to break eight-minute barrier

Mottram aiming to break eight-minute barrier

3 August 2007

Australia's Craig Mottram is aiming to break the eight-minute barrier when he contests the two-mile race at the IAAF Super Grand Prix meet in London on Friday night.The race at Crystal Palace will be Mottram's last before the world championships, starting in Osaka on August 25.

Jana races to victory in Monaco

Jana races to victory in Monaco

26 July 2007

Monaco is renowned for being the playground of the rich and famous, however it was our Australian athletes who took centre stage overnight in the glamorous municipality, led by supermum Jana Rawlinson who recorded her fourth-fastest time ever in the 400m hurdles to claim her sixth victory from seven starts.