With just 121 days until the Tokyo Paralympic Games begin, Michael Roeger (ACT) and Jaryd Clifford (VIC) have broken the world records in their respective classes at Athletics Australia’s Tokyo Qualifying Marathon in Sydney this morning. Proving unstoppable, Roeger recorded his fourth consecutive marathon world record when he crossed the line at 2:18.52 to slash 40 seconds off his personal best. The record came as no surprise for the 32-year-old, who made his intentions clear this morning as he set off for his final marathon attempt before the Tokyo Games this August.
Athletics Australia is pleased to announce the expansion of its High-Performance department, with the addition of three new positions to its structure. Previously Head of High-Performance Systems, Andrew Faichney will move into the role of General Manager - High Performance, while Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson will re-join the Athletics Australia family as Technical Athlete Consultant. Leisel Jones will bring her passion for athlete wellbeing to the role of Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Coordinator.
‘Advance Australia Fair’ sounded throughout the medal plaza for the first time at the Dubai World Para-Athletics Championships, when Jaryd Clifford received his 1500m gold medal on Friday night. And the very next ceremony had Clifford’s training partner and Australian teammate Michael Roeger collect his silver medal for the same distance in his arm amputee class.
Six athletes will kick-off Australia’s 2019 World Para-Athletics Championships campaign in Dubai on Thursday – Day 1 of competition.Wheelchair class (T53 and T54) sprinters Angie Ballard, Luke Bailey, Sam Carter, and Eliza Ault-Connell have their 100m heats.
Reigning gold medallist Scott Reardon (hamstring), podium-finisher at the last world titles Torita Blake (lower back), and discus thrower Daniel Kirk (personal reasons) have been forced to withdraw from the 9th World Para-Athletics Championships about to get underway in Dubai (November 7-15).
World Para Athletics Championships Dubai 2019 The World Para Athletics Championships get underway in Dubai this afternoon (AEDT). The competition is on from 7-15 November. More than 60 nations are due to compete over the eight days of competition. Statistics and Superlatives Australian team World Para Athletics Championships The Australian team in Dubai for...
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Athletics Australia is excited to share the announcement of the Seven Network’s coverage plan for the upcoming 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. For the first time, Australian audiences will have the chance to cheer on the Australian team of 35 athletes live and exclusively on 7PLUS, as well as watch the daily highlights on 7TWO from the World Para Athletics Championships, held in Dubai from November 7-15.
The nine-time Paralympic gold medallist, who becomes the 41st Legend of Australian sport, has been a trailblazer throughout her career and was the first Paralympian to be inducted as a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2007.
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...