Skateboarding unites in Olympic push

Australia’s brightest skateboarding prospects are gathering in Melbourne for a historic launch of the ‘Skateboard 2020 Commission’ as the sport begins preparing for its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games. In a major boost for the sport’s Olympic progress, peak bodies from Australian sport and skateboarding have come together to form the ‘Skateboard 2020 Commission’ which will provide a consolidated high performance plan ahead of the Tokyo Games.

6 tips for athletes to achieve “Mindful Eating”

Mindful eating is a way of eating that is based on the philosophies of mindfulness. Essentially, mindfulness involves deliberate focus on your internal and external environments.

Three from NSWIS confirmed in Commonwealth Games team

Three athletes from the NSW Institute of Sport, Erin Cleaver, Madi de Rozario and Evan O’Hanlon have today been named in the Australian team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The athletes were revealed as part of the initial 14 athletes selected today by Athletics Australia for the Games in April.

Double silver for Aussies at Para Alpine World Cup

Day two of the Para Alpine World Cup delivered two silver medals for Australia, putting the team is a strong position building towards the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in just under two months time. Victoria Pendergast backed up her bronze medal on day one with a silver on day two in the Women Giant Slalom Sit-Ski, whilst fellow NSWIS teammate Melissa Perrine and guide Christian Geiger also finished with a silver medal on day two in Giant Slalom Visually Impaired.

Coady scores Australia’s first Slopestyle World Cup podium

Junior Snowboard World Champion Tess Coady has started the year with a bang after taking bronze in the Slopestyle World Cup final in Snowmass, Colorado on Friday. The 17-year-old is the first Australian snowboarder to win a Slopestyle World Cup medal, with Torah Bright previously being the only Aussie medallist in the discipline after taking bronze in the 2013 World Championships.


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Tiffany Thomas-Kane OAM won a gold and three bronze medals in the swimming pool at the Rio Paralympics in 2016. Thomas-Kane also received the Order of Australia in 2017 for her outstanding achievement at the age of just 15.

  • Sport Swimming
  • Age 16
  • Career Highlights Gold at the Paralympic Games
  • Proudest Moment My proudest moment was definitely winning gold at the Paralympic games. I had been my dream my whole life and it finally came true.
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