• Home
  • News
  • Perkins’ wisdom for Olympic shooters

Perkins’ wisdom for Olympic shooters

1 December 2011

Olympic swimming legend Kieren Perkins attended the Oceania Shooting Championships in Sydney on Wednesday, to watch the action and meet members of the Australian Shooting Team.

Perkins, a triple Olympian with two gold and two silver medals, will be in London with the 2012 Australian Olympic Team as an Athlete Liaison Officer. Shooting is one of the sports he will be working with in the lead-up to and during the Games.

Perkins, John Eales, Layne Beachley and Steve Waugh are the four legends who will assist athletes and officials through the highs and lows of the London Olympic experience.

Perkins met with many athletes and officials at the Sydney International Shooting Centre. Shooting is a sport that Australia expects to reach the podium on in London continuing the recent trend of nine medals since 1996.

After three of four days Australian shooters had won 12 quota places for London 2012 to add to the four achieved previously.

Along with the four ALOs, dual rowing gold medallist Nick Green leads the Team as Chef de Mission with Chris Fydler and Kitty Chiller as deputies. Laurie Lawrence will once again be the Team Motivator. All up there are over 300 support staff across coaches, medical, media, athlete services and administration.

To learn more about the ALOs and the rest of the Team Behind The Team click here>>>

AOC

Related News

Australia secure 2020 Jumping quota, Exell wins Driving World crown

Australia secure 2020 Jumping quota, Exell wins Driving World crown

24 September 2018

The Australian Jumping Team secured the nation a Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota on Saturday after finishing sixth in the team competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Tryon, while Boyd Exell won the overall Driving World Games title on Sunday.

Cambage leads Aussie Opals in successful World Cup start

Cambage leads Aussie Opals in successful World Cup start

24 September 2018

The Australian Opals have made it two victories in a row at the 2018 FIBA Women's World Cup, winning against Nigeria 86-68 before controlling their contest against Argentina, 84-43.

Fitzgibbons wins gold and Team Aus secure silver at World Surfing Games

Fitzgibbons wins gold and Team Aus secure silver at World Surfing Games

24 September 2018

Team Australia has finished on a high after team captain Sally Fitzgibbons claimed the gold medal in the women’s division today at the ISA World Surfing Games at Long Beach, Tahara.