BOXING: When Naomi Fischer-Rasmussen makes history as the first Australian woman to box at the Olympics, she knows Layne Beachley, the world's greatest female surfer, will be cheering her on.
CYCLING: So that’s it - Brad Wiggins has survived the final mountain stage and unless he falls off his bike and breaks a leg in one of the remaining three races he is assured of becoming the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France.
GYMNASTICS: Lauren Mitchell has arrived in London comfortable she has the mental and physical attributes needed to become Australia’s first ever gymnastics medallist but level-headed about concentrating on the processes that have made her successful in the past.
SHOOTING: David and Hayley Chapman arrive in London set to make Australian Olympic history as the first father/daughter to compete at the same Olympics but for them it is just like competing side by side at the Australia Cup competition.
TRIATHLON: Australia’s Olympic triathletes will have their final hit out before London 2012 when they hit the streets of Hamburg this weekend for the next round of the ITU Triathlon World Championship Series.
SHOOTING: Russell Mark has seen a bit in his time as an Olympian. The 48 year-old who takes to the range for the 6th time as an Olympian in London, believes the facilities in place in the English capital are the best he has experienced.
SAILING: Iain Jensen and Nathan Outteridge are used to spending a lot of time together after a partnership born while growing up on Lake Macquarie on the NSW North Coast has taken them all the way to the 2012 Olympic Games as partners in the 49er class.
At the tender ages of 19 and 21, to simply touchdown in London in order to compete in their first Olympic Games is an achievement for Australia’s two archers Elisa Barnard and Taylor Worth.
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit
Did you know?
There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.
Did you know?
Rugby Union will return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 with a Sevens competition for men and women.