Australia claimed bragging rights across several sports over the weekend, with the men's hockey team taking out the top spot in the FIH Pro League, Ash Barty continuing her winning streak in Madrid, our 3x3 basketballers qualifying for the FIBA 3x3 World Cup and Aussie sailors taking out their respective competitions.
Ashleigh Barty’s quest to secure an all-important top-eight French Open seeding has opened with an impressive straight sets win over Fed Cup teammate Daria Gavrilova at the Madrid Open on the weekend.
The Kookaburras have soared into top spot on the FIH Pro League standings after they recorded their seventh consecutive victory with a 2-1 win over Argentina in from a sell-out Buenos Aires crowd on Sunday morning (AEST).
Olympic Games Gold medallists Susie O’Neill and Kim Brennan have been announced as Deputy Chefs de Mission for the Australian Olympic Team to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Ash Barty, Ajla Tomljanovic, Daria Gavrilova, Sam Stosur and Astra Sharma are rocketing up the WTA rankings, each cracking the top 100 in Australia's biggest representation in over 26 years.
Australia’s Minjee Lee has won her fifth tournament on the world’s best women’s tour, the LPGA, leading all the way through the final round of the LA Open at Wilshire Country Club.
Naa Anang has had a big year - becoming the first woman to ever win both the 100m and long jump crowns at the 2019 National Titles, jumping a personal best (PB) of 6.81 metres all while studying for her physiotherapy degree.
There was no gorging on chocolate and hot cross buns for a number of elite Aussies over the Easter/ANZAC break, with multiple athletes posting new personal best times and claiming international victories on both land and water.
The red-hot Ash Barty and Sam Stosur teamed up to defeat Belarus in the deciding doubles match of the Fed Cup semifinal to send Australia to the final for the first time since 1993.
Softballer Tahli Moore was on the cusp of reaching the prime of her career, before she was dealt both a career and life-threatening blow, leaving the game she loved, completely off-limits.
Highlights of Buenos Aires 2018
Best of Buenos Aires 2018
Did you know?
There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.
Did you know?
At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.