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Sixty-two able-bodied and forty para-athletes have today been extended the offer of National Athlete Support Structure (NASS) membership by Athletics Australia. Capturing Rio 2016 Olympic Games medallists Jared Tallent (Vic) and Dane Bird-Smith (Qld) and Paralympic champions Scott Reardon (ACT), Brayden Davidson (SA) and James Turner (NSW), the NASS is...
Re-Published with thanks to http://athletics.com.au/ Medals aplenty during first week of Paralympics Pure athletic talent and stories of achievement over adversity have compelled viewers during the first week of the 2016 Rio Paralympics. At the athletics, Australia has claimed 12 medals to sit equal seventh on the total medal tally. With one gold, four...
Thanks to Athletics Australia Forty-five of Australia’s best para-athletes are set to realise their Paralympic dream as they prepare for competition in Rio over the next eleven days. Twenty athletes will making their Paralympic debut, with at least one representative from across seven states and territories. Entering his fifth and final Paralympic...
The Athletics Australia Chief Executive Officer, Phil Jones, has made the following comments as he broadly welcomed the announcement made yesterday that the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) remains committed to Australia’s Winning Edge (AWE) strategy. “There are many strong elements to AWE, with perhaps the key being that, within broad...
The IAAF Diamond League continues in Eugene (USA), Rome (ITA) and Birmingham (GBR) in the coming fortnight. Linden Hall (Vic) will fly the flag at the Prefontaine Classic after clocking a new personal best of 4:04.47 to stake her maiden claim for Rio 2016 selection earlier this month, while the...
The world of wheelchair racing will make its annual pilgrimage to compete in Nottwil (SUI) this weekend, with an Australian squad that includes marathon star Kurt Fearnley (NSW) and Doha 2015 gold medallists Angela Ballard (NSW) and Madison de Rozario (WA) set to join them. Battling it out at what...
More than 70 of the world’s finest para-athletics marathon racers will be in action at the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24 April as the IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup returns to the streets of the British capital. Four reigning marathon world champions plus five previous World Cup...
                   

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