The Australian onslaught on Tokyo 2020 debut sports is well and truly underway. With skateboarding, BMX, surfing and basketball 3x3 all due to make their first Olympic appearance next year, the Aussie contingent vying for a place in the Olympics' newest sports is promising.
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.
World number eight Kai Sakakibara dominated elite UCI finals on the second day of stage 2 at the BMX Australia BAD BOY National Series at Westside BMX Club.
With the Olympic debut of BMX Freestyle Park now less than 18 months away, Australia’s Logan Martin and Brandon Loupos have ramped up their preparations with a visit to the Australian Cycling Team Headquarters in Adelaide.
November was a time for awards, retirements, tributes and excitement for the future, with some impressive results coming from debuting, returning and veteran Olympic sports.
NSW rider Brandon Loupos has won the Australian Freestyle Championship after an amazing second run that bettered the benchmark scores of Queensland’s Jason Watts and Jake Wallwork.
South Australia’s Rohan Dennis is celebrating his second ‘Oppy Medal’ in four years after being crowned the 2018 Australian Cyclist of the Year at the Cycling Australia Awards in Melbourne.
Over the weekend, Australia added multiple medals and an international title to its 2018 collection with tennis, skateboarding, softball and basketball in the mix while canoe/kayak and rowing honoured their best and brightest.
The Australian Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) team played host to some sporting royalty this week, welcoming newly crowned BMX Freestyle World Champion Logan Martin, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and Dream Team basketballer Steve Smith.