After returning from an exciting campaign at the PyeongChang 2018 winter Olympic Games, it was business as usual in March, which meant more records broken and medals won for our Aussie athletes.
The strength of women’s sport has emerged with two-time paddling Olympian Jessica Fox and double paratriathlon World Cup event winner Lauren Parker taking out the top gongs at the NSW Sport Awards.
The 2018 awards season continues, with several more Olympians and Olympic sports recognised ahead of the NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony, to take place on November 27.
This year’s highest achieving athletes, coaches and support staff have been honoured at the 2018 NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) Awards held at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Dual Olympic medallist and greatest individual slalom paddler of all time, Jessica Fox received a rock-star welcome when she arrived at Ropes Crossing Primary School to be part of a Launch Day for the school’s sport houses.
The AIS have launched a public vote to determine the ABC Sport Personality of the Year and Best Sporting Moment of the past 12 months, with several Olympic stars earning their way into the mix.
Over the weekend, Australia added multiple medals and an international title to its 2018 collection with tennis, skateboarding, softball and basketball in the mix while canoe/kayak and rowing honoured their best and brightest.
Representative kayaker Steve Bird has made the decision to retire from elite sport with immediate effect, ending a fine career that saw him compete for Australia at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games.
Dual 2018 World Champions Jessica Fox and Curtis McGrath OAM have taken home the top gongs at the Paddle Australia Annual Awards held in Sydney on Saturday (3 November 2018).
Jenaya Massie is already planning how she will lift her canoe paddling to the next level after finishing her competition at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).