It’s all in the family for Sergei Evglevski

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If there was ever an athlete ‘born’ to participate in a particular sport, it’s Sergei Evglevski. He will represent Australia at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games in the pistol events.

Evglevski is the son of Sergei Evglevski Sr, a two-time Australian Olympic team gunsmith and of Lalita Yauhleuskaya of Belarus.

Kiwi Danielle McKenzie ready for upcoming Ironwoman series

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This weekend at Kingscliff, Danielle McKenzie will be one of many women competing in the start of the 2020 Nutri-Grain Ironwoman series.

But being born in New Zealand, growing up McKenzie didn’t even know an opportunity to participate in surf lifesaving at an elite level existed, turning her attention to other sports instead (and cheering on the All Blacks).

Marianna Tolo and the Capitals pushing for historic three-peat

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With nine wins and four losses, the University of Canberra Capitals ended the 2020 WNBL regular season in third place.

While the Capitals may have been disappointed to miss a top-two finish after losses to both the Southside Flyers and the Townsville Fire in the final games of the regular season, there is no doubt that this is a team that can win the three games needed to secure them a historic WNBL three-peat.

Bec Cole confident her Southside Flyers can help make WNBL basketball’s main game

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Last month, an agreement between Basketball Australia, Foxtel and the ABC ensured all 60 games of the WNBL season would be shown live across the country – and Bec Cole of the Southside Flyers was an unexpected beneficiary.

“I love being able to watch basketball almost every single night,” she says.

“So because we’re not training or playing ourselves, you can now turn on Kayo, Foxtel or the ABC and you can watch amazing games with talented athletes.

Lana Rogers crowned Surf Sports Athlete of the Year

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Saturday marked the conclusion of an exceptional season for reigning IronWoman champion Lana Rogers, who was named Surf Sports Athlete of the Year at the annual Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Awards of Excellence.

This recognition comes following a breakout season for Rogers in 2019-20, where she won her maiden Coolangatta Gold title and was crowned IronWoman champion after winning four of the five series rounds.

The WNBL season is an opportunity for Rebecca Cole

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The start of the 2020-21 WNBL season is just one week away and for Southside Flyers guard Rebecca Cole, this season is all about opportunity.

“The pandemic has meant that a lot of Australians have come home to compete in the WNBL because it is a lot safer here than other parts of the world,” said Cole.

“The broadcast deal is also massive. The WNBL is going to be on Fox and free-to-air television.

New winter training facility is a game changer for Abbey Willcox

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rowing up, Abbey Willcox’s first love was gymnastics, starting when she was just five years old and continuing to compete for the next decade.

But during that decade, Willcox also developed a love of skiing.

It was also a love she shared with the rest of her family, who would travel to the Snowy Mountains in Jindabyne once a year to ski.

Milly Tapper qualifies for her first World Cup in table tennis

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After watching Cathy Freeman win gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Milly Tapper had dreams of becoming an Olympian.

While Tapper was a talented child, representing her hometown in basketball and netball, she always thought athletics would be the sport that would make her Olympic dream come true.

On this day: The Aussie Stingers win gold at the Sydney Olympics

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On this day 20 years ago the Australian women’s water polo team beat the United States to claim the first-ever women’s water polo gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Those who can recall the match tend to remember one key moment.

There was 1.3 seconds left on the clock. Australia’s Yvette Higgins took a shot. It hit the outstretched arm of Bernice Orwig, the goalkeeper for the United States, and struck the back of the net. The crowd went wild. Australia had won.