Eight swimmers named in 2019 World Championship Para Team

The 2019 World Championship Para Team has been announced and eight athletes from the NSW Institute of Sport have been named. Ricky Betar will make his debut on the squad, which was named at the conclusion of the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships.

Merchant claims Para-Archery silver in Dubai

Peter Merchant has claimed a Silver medal in the Men’s Compound final at the Fazza Para-Archery World Ranking Tournament in Dubai. Taking on World number one and tournament favourite Marcel Pavlik of Slovakia, Merchant shot a 141 in the final, equalling Pavlik and forcing a shoot-off before going down 10-8 in the tie-breaker.

Relay representation for NSWIS athletes

Athletics Australia have announced their six squads for the 2019 IAAF World Relay Championships to be held in Yokohama Japan on May 10 and 11. Four athletes from the NSW Institute of Sport will represent Australia in relay teams at the event; Rohan Browning, Nick Hough, Tyler Gunn and Steve Solomon.

How to kickstart your healthy habits

A visit to the supermarket can be the turning point for what you will eat for the week. Planning and preparation is one of the most important steps in managing your diet, to make healthy choices and having the right food available.

Gold for Wu as NSWIS divers put on strong showing

The third FINA Grand Prix event concluded on the weekend in Mission Viejo, USA with NSWIS athletes Melissa Wu and Esther Qin featuring prominently. In only her second event back following a 12 month break from competition, Melissa Wu delivered a gold medal in the Women’s 10m Platform with a score of 355.80.


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