Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker to quit athletics

One of Australia’s greatest athletes will bid farewell to the sport on Saturday, albeit not in the fashion he had planned.

Sophie Stanwell stamps ticket to Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Heptathlete Sophie Stanwell confirmed her ticket to Glasgow with a fighting first Australian title at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park yesterday.

Hammer pair heads to Commonwealth Games

Australian hammer throwers Tim Driesen and Lara Nielsen are off to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games after winning the national titles at Lakeside Stadium last night.

Mitchell Watt out of Games but on the way back to top

Surgery on both ankles late last year appears to have finally fixed the lower leg problems that have plagued Olympic and world championship long jump silver medallist Mitchell Watt for two years.

Henry Frayne jumps back into winner's circle

It had been so long since Henry Frayne had competed that he forgot what to do. He hadn’t pinned his number to his top and was wandering around like a kid at his first meet.

Mickle meets hero, then passes her

At the Sydney Olympics Kim Mickle was a teenager retrieving the javelins for Australia's national record holder, Louise Currey. On Thursday she finally got to meet her hero in person. On Saturday night she broke her record.
“I was lying there completely disorientated, lightly inhaling, I squirmed a little, tubes were coming out of all different ­places. I couldn’t move a finger, feeling nauseous and weak, my head was in agonising pain, as if about to explode. I still can’t begin to describe the pain I was in.’’

Pejkovic equals PB and clears B-qualifier

Five years ago Amy Pejkovic was nearly on top of the world when she won a silver medal in the high jump at the World Youth Championships.

Kim Mickle and Kathryn Mitchell video interview - Adelaide Track Classic 2014


Thrilling javelin competition in Adelaide

World championships silver medalist Kim Mickle has maintained bragging rights over Kathryn Mitchell with a narrow two centimetre victory in Adelaide.