Sydney Olympic Park Authority Program of the Year Finalist

The NSWIS Athletics Program has had the most successful 12 months in its history winning nine global medals and achieving 17 top eight finishes across the three major championships in 2021 and 2022.

NSWIS athletes led the national teams’ results at recent benchmark events, winning 50% of Australia’s gold medals at the world championships and 40% of Australia’s gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.

NSWIS athletes achieved the highest ranked Australians standings in the world ranking points table with Eleanor Patterson placing second in high jump, Nicola Olyslagers fourth in high jump and Oliver Hoare fifth in the 1500m. Further, six NSWIS staff were on either the Athletics Performance team or in National team roles.

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