Ian Chesterman, Chef de Mission of the Australian Tokyo 2020 Team, today welcomed the release of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games competition schedule.
After more than six hours of competition, Australian surfing icon Stephanie Gilmore took back the Leaders Jersey from previous champion, Lakey Peterson at the J-Bay World Surf League Championships in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
Stephanie Gilmore has won the Oi Rio Women’s Pro, Stop No. 4 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after a massive day of competition in four-to-five foot (1.2 - 1.5 metre) surf at Itaúna Beach in Saquarema.
It was a landmark day for Australian surfing, with Stephanie Gilmore claiming the women's No.1 ranking after beating Hawaiian Tatiana Weston-Webb, while surfing legend Mick Fanning finishes second in his final competition at Bells Beach.
Australian track star Sally Pearson has been nominated for a prestigious Laureus World Sport Award following her emotional gold medal win at the World Championships last year.
Australia's Tyler Wright has won a second successive world surfing title after reaching the semi-finals of the season-ending Maui Pro in Hawaii.
Aussie Julian Wilson has gone down to Gabriel Medina in the final of the World Surf League event in Portugalbut still remains an outside chance at claiming the overall world title with on event remaining.
It is not often that an elite athlete reaches the top of his or her sport without the help of a coach. But then Australia’s Tyler Wright is not your average sportswoman.