29er bronze for Paul & Cropley at Youth Sailing World Championships

Max Paul and Archie Cropley wrapped up the 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland, with a bronze medal for the Australian Youth Sailing Team. The NSW Institute of Sport duo finished their Boy’s 29er event behind Norway and Finland to come third after an intense final race and with only two points separating them from Great Britain in fourth place.

Relay gold for Aussie swimmers at World Championships

The Australian Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay team stood high on top of the podium as they claimed gold and set a new Championship record at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju. The team of Bronte Campbell (52.85), Brianna Throssell (53.34), Emma McKeon (52.57) and Cate Campbell (51.45) came home in a time of 3:30.21 ahead of the United States (3:31.02) and Canada (3:31.78).

Silver for Aussies at Netball World Cup

The Australian Diamonds are the 2019 Netball World Cup Silver Medallists, after going down to the New Zealand Silver Ferns 51-goals to 52 in the Gold Medal Match in Liverpool. The Australian’s fought hard all game, drawing to within one-goal of the Silver Ferns late, but were unable to overcome a clinical New Zealand side who controlled the game for much of the four quarters.

Expert presentations from NSWIS Strength & Conditioning team

The NSW Institute of Sport hosted the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) for their recent Sydney Special Interest Group Gathering, a regular meeting of industry professionals. Members of the NSWIS Strength & Conditioning department presented on a range of topics, sharing presentations and their first-hand experiences working with Australia’s elite athletes.

Cooley & Hancock secure gold at Youth Sailing World Championships

Australian Sailing’s Will Cooley and Rebecca Hancock have won gold in the Mixed Nacra 15 at the 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland with one day to spare. The lead in the Nacra 15 changed on a daily basis but it was the Australians who ultimately prevailed.


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