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Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Athletics stars progress to the finals

Melbourne 1956 Olympics - Athletics stars progress to the finals

29 November 2016

The much anticipated swimming program kicked off on day eight of the Games. Betty Cuthbert returned to the track for early rounds of the 200m and one of Australia’s favourite athletes, John Landy started his 1500m campaign. Australia had a good win in the basketball and in the boxing Tony Madigan bowed out.

Aussie suffers wrestling defeat

Aussie suffers wrestling defeat

21 August 2016

Sahit Prizreni has been unable to convert on an early lead, going down to Katai Yeerlanbieke of China in the men’s 65kg division.

Ilyasov withdraws due to injury

Ilyasov withdraws due to injury

20 August 2016

Australia’s Talgat Ilyasov has had to withdraw injured from the men’s 74kg freestyle wrestling elimination rounds.

Day 10 Review

Day 10 Review

16 August 2016

Day 10 saw a number of great individual performances for our Aussie athletes with personal best times on the athletics track and a fantastic 15th place finish in the women's 10km water swim for 17-year-old Olympic debutant Chelsea Lea Gubecka.

Popov goes down in opening round

Popov goes down in opening round

16 August 2016

Australia's Ivan Popov has gone down in the opening round of the men's 130kg Greco-Roman wrestling event.

Watch out for our wrestlers - they're ready

Watch out for our wrestlers - they're ready

15 August 2016

Australia's Greco-Roman heavyweight Ivan Popov and freestyle athletes Sahit Prizreni and Talgat Ilyasov will compete across the next few days as the wrestling competition kicks off at Carioca Arena 2.

Watch out for our wrestlers - they're ready

Watch out for our wrestlers - they're ready

15 August 2016

Australia's Greco-Roman heavyweight Ivan Popov and freestyle athletes Sahit Prizreni and Talgat Ilyasov will compete across the next few days as the wrestling competition kicks off at Carioca Arena 2.

Aussie giant lights up the gym

Aussie giant lights up the gym

14 August 2016

Wrestler Ivan Popov has a handy man in his corner - his father Vladimir, himself an Olympic medallist.

Rio is ready

Rio is ready

5 August 2016

Barra is buzzing

Rio is ready

Rio is ready

5 August 2016

Barra is buzzing

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