Rowie Webster is Ready to Lead in and Out of the Pool

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Rowie Webster landed in Tokyo last week, alongside her Australian Stingers teammates, preparing to represent Australia in her third Olympic Games.

Plenty has changed for Webster since she made her Olympic water polo debut in London in 2012.

“I started as a fairly good water polo player, that didn’t have any understanding of the details that our leadership group had to pay attention to,” said Webster.

“I had the luxury of just going out, playing and focusing on my own performance.

‘I was so naïve’: Emma Jeffcoat adds to Aussie Olympic legacy

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With the announcement that Emma Jeffcoat will be one of the six athletes set to represent Australia at the Tokyo Olympic Games in triathlon, she joins a rich history in triathlon of successful women named Emma.

When Jeffcoat first transitioned from surf lifesaving to triathlon, she became aware of this legacy quickly.

“One the first comments made to me was ‘your name is Emma, I think you are going to be alright at this’,” said Jeffcoat.

Saxby has squash sights set on Birmingham 2022

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Despite playing a variety of sports growing up, Tamika Saxby almost had no choice but to play squash.

Saxby’s father was a squash coach and by the time Saxby was seven years old her parents bought a squash court and moved the family to Coffs Harbour.

“I was kind of locked in then, once my parents bought the squash centre that was it,” said Saxby.

Kiana Elliott: from Gymnast to Weight Lifter

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Kiana Elliott has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Sourced: NSW Weight Lifting Association
Kiana Elliott has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Sourced: NSW Weight Lifting Association

Last week when Kiana Elliott was named as part of Australia’s Olympic team to compete in Tokyo it was the fulfillment of a childhood dream.

“Representing Australia was something that was mentioned to me when I was quite young,” said Elliott.

Natalya Diehm bringing Aussie BMX to Tokyo

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Earlier this week, Natalya Diehm and five other riders made history when they were named to compete for the Australian Olympic Team in Tokyo in BMX and Mountain Bike.

Diehm will make history as Australia’s first Olympic BMX Freestyler when the discipline makes its debut at an Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The opportunity to compete at an Olympic Games is another feather on what is already a distinguished career for Diehm. In 2019, Diehm won the 2019 Vans BMX Pro Cup with events in the United States of America, Australia, Germany and Mexico.

Rosemary Popa’s Olympic dream is no longer just a mirage

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The 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games will be like no other Olympic Games before it.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the atmosphere in the Olympic village will be limited. There are unlikely to be any spectators watching live and athletes will be subject to rigorous protocols including a COVID-19 test each day and a requirement to leave Tokyo as soon as they have finished competing.

Tessa Lavey on the importance of female role models

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The Australian Opals are one of Australia’s most successful sporting teams.

With the recent announcement of the Opals squad to represent Australia in Tokyo at the Olympic Games, 12 women are looking to add to the Opals’ dominant Olympic legacy of three silver and two bronze medals from Atlanta 1996 to London 2012 and a silver medal at the 2018 World Cup in Spain.