Bahamas success for relay athletes

The IAAF World Relays in Bahamas has returned some encouraging results for NSWIS athletes, with a medal-winning performance for one team, and qualification for World Championships qualification secured for another. Two NSWIS athletes were pivotal in a great performance from the Australian women’s 4x800m team.

NSWIS divers on the podium

NSWIS divers are on their way back from a successful FINA World Series event in Windsor, Canada this weekend with some new medals to add to their luggage. The highlight performance came from Melissa Wu, who took silver in the women’s 10m platform.

11 athletes nominated for Snowsport Athlete of the Year

After a record breaking international season for Australia’s Snowsports, 11 NSWIS athletes have been nominated for Snowsport Athlete of the Year Awards. Finalists are drawn from the list of nominees in which a winner is announced at the Awards on Thursday 27th April.

NSWIS helps Australia to top of the world

NSWIS cyclists were pivotal in a successful World Championships campaign for Australia in Hong Kong last week – as the team finished on top of the medal table. NSWIS athletes helped contribute to one gold and three silver medals during the championships.

Rubie looking to shine at World Relays

NSWIS athlete Anneliese Rubie will be lining up for a competitive Australian team at the IAAF World Relays in Nassau (Bahamas) this weekend. Rubie was part of the 4x400m relay team that made it to the Olympic final in Rio, and will hoping to kick start this season in the Caribbean.

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Jarryd Hughes was an up and coming snowboard cross athlete, claiming silver in the 2012 Junior World Championship. He then suffered a major setback in 2013 and required knee surgery.

However, with the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics around the corner, Hughes was motivated to return to full fitness. Hughes performed well in the lead up to Sochi including a win at the World Cup event in Lake Louise, Canada. Hughes was placed well for his maiden Winter Olympic Games and finished 17th overall. Since Sochi, Hughes has continued to improve, with his most notable performance winning gold at the X-Games in Aspen, USA.

  • Sport Winter Sports – Snowboard Cross
  • Age 21
  • Career Highlights Gold at 2016 X-Games in Aspen, USA
  • NSWIS athlete 4
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